Association Successfully Stops ‘Half-Mile’ Rule Rescission . . . For Now

A multi-state trade association representing retailers successfully – albeit possibly temporarily – stopped the rescission of a state rule that prohibits liquor stores from operating within a half mile from one another   On January 24th, Judge Stephen Borrello issued an order staying rescission of Michigan’s longstanding “half-mile” rule pending any future court order. The…

Treasury: Individual Income Tax Filing Season Officially Begins

  Early Filers Prevent Cybercriminals from Stealing Refunds    Michigan’s individual income tax filing season officially begins today, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). Effective immediately, Michiganders can start filing their 2017 tax year state individual income tax returns online or through the U.S. Postal Service. All individual income tax returns must be…

ATM ‘Jackpotting’ Hits U.S.

Secret Service warns ATM jackpotting attacks seen in other countries are hitting the United States By NACS Online   ABC News reports that the U.S. Secret Service is warning banks across the country about a new means of robbing ATMs, called “jackpotting,” that’s been seen in Europe and Mexico and now hitting the United States…

New Tax Laws Means New Opportunities

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M. With the passage of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act), many tax attorneys, along with our clients running closely held businesses, have already begun reviewing and implementing tax-efficient strategies. Three Areas to Focus On The 2017 Tax Act provides many new planning…

C-Stores Appeal to Health-Conscious Consumers

With 7-Eleven’s introduction of cold-pressed juice, the c-store trend of healthier options remains strong   By NACS Online   In January, 7-Eleven announced it would start selling cold-pressed organic, vegan, fair trade, gluten-free and non-GMO juice alongside Slurpees, sodas and snacks, the Washington Post reports. The change is part of a sweeping trend in the…