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New Wine Excise Tax Credit Raises Questions

While many in the industry have celebrated the passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform components of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, there are a lot of lingering questions about how TTB will interpret these new laws. Many wineries, for capacity reasons or otherwise, have wine made at a facility […]

New Employment Laws for 2018

It is a new year, which means new employment-related laws.  Here is a quick look at the highlights: Minimum wage is $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.  It is $11.00 per hour for everyone else. The new IRS reimbursement rate for business travel is 54.5 cents per mile, up one cent […]

New York Imposes $3.5 Million Penalty Against Wine Wholesaler

The New York State Liquor Authority announced a $3.5 million civil penalty against Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits arising from an investigation into the wholesaler’s business practices in New York.  The NYSLA concluded that Southern had provided illegal gifts and services to retailers to induce them to carry Southern products in violation of state tied […]

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