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Neurosurgery Joins Effort to Ensure Provider Relief Funds are Not Taxable

On April 19, the AANS and the CNS joined a coalition letter to Reps. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Neal Dunn, MD, (R-Fla.) supporting the Eliminating the Provider Relief Fund Tax Penalties Act (H.R. 2079). This legislation would remove the negative tax implications for Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (Provider Relief Fund). If enacted, the bill would ensure that all Provider Relief Funds are not taxable, while maintaining the tax deductibility of expenses tied to this assistance. Currently, Provider Relief Fund assistance is taxable, resulting in a 21% or more reduction to the benefit for taxpaying providers compared to non-taxpaying providers.

Click here to read the coalition letter.