Victory on Wayfair v. South Dakota

By Food Marketing Institute   The Supreme Court just handed down its decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota (aka our Marketplace Fairness case) and we have scored a major victory! On a 5-4 vote, the Court overturned the 1992 “Quill” decision that effectively prevented states from collecting sales tax on transactions from remote sellers who do not…

U.S. EPA Releases Proposed Renewable Fuel Volumes

2019 draft volumes are less than statutory targets By NACS Online On June 26th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule regarding the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020. Overall, EPA has proposed a 3.1% increase in renewable fuel blending. The proposed total renewable fuel requirement…

Mark Your Calendars: Michigan Treasury’s Summer Seminars

The Treasury routinely hosts free educational seminars throughout Michigan connecting businesses, tax service providers and other stakeholders with Treasury representatives in order to enhance two-way communication, cultivate a culture of taxpayer service and work together to foster continuous improvement while covering important tax topics. Northern Michigan Outreach Events  All businesses are welcome to attend! Registration required. Treasury and…

Industry Organizations Urge Congress to Address Truck Driver Shortage

By The Shelby Report   Forty-two trade associations—ranging from grocers to distributors to restaurants—have signed a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to support the DRIVE-Safe Act, short for the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act. The act addresses the national truck driver…

What Will Influence American Food?

Latin America, Middle East and the Mediterranean are the top three regions that will impact American food this year By NACS Online What will shape the culinary cultural landscape of tomorrow? Les Dames D’Escoffier International provides some insights in its 2018 Trends Report, forecasting the international, restaurant, catering, health and lifestyle trends. The report paints…