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Hard Cider Definition Altered

A provision included in the tax extenders legislation passed by Congress broadened the definition of hard cider, increasing the allowable alcohol content to 8.5% abv (from 7% abv), increasing the allowable carbonation level to 6.4 …More

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Federal Highway Bill Funds Impaired Driving Initiatives

The recently passed federal highway funding measure includes over $21 million for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program for development of in-car alcohol detection sensors/ignition interlocks and about $3 million for 24/7 …More

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Cold Beer Sales Restriction Upheld in Indiana

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied the appeal of a district court decision which upheld a state law denying grocery and convenience stores the ability to sell cold packaged beer. …More

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Michigan Tax Exemption Signed into Law

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bills 369 (S-2) and 370 (S-2) would amend the Use Tax Act and the General Sales Tax Act, respectively, to extend the industrial processing exemption under each Act …More

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