Agencies Eye 2% Foreign Tax To Fund 9/11 Health Care

Law360, New York (February 22, 2012, 6:37 PM EST) -- Some federal agencies are proposing to impose a 2 percent tax on certain foreign procurements to fulfill the requirements of a law funding health care for 9/11 first responders, according to information published in the Federal Register on Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and the U.S. General Services Administration want to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to institute the tax, which is required under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

The act also mandates that no funds are to be disbursed to...
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