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TTB Releases Results of Annual Sampling Program: Many Common Label Violations Can Easily Be Avoided

Each year the TTB conducts its Alcohol Beverage Sampling Program where it randomly purchases products to assess whether their labels comply with federal regulations and to test whether their contents comply with the...more

Brand Registration and COLAs for New Jersey (only) Sales

TTB label approval is generally required only when an alcoholic beverage is going to cross state lines (see 27 C.F.R. §7.20). Meanwhile, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) requires that all brands...more

IRS Retirement Plan Limitations for 2017

by Miller Canfield on

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the updated retirement plan limitations for 2017. IRS Notice 2016-62 sets forth the 2017 limits to amounts that can be deferred under 401(k) plans, 403(b) and 457(b) plans...more

2017 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2017 (see IR-2016-141). Most notably,...more

When the TTB says no but the Pa.L.C.B. says yes: When do you need a COLA for off-premises growler sales?

Simply put, if you are a Pennsylvania brewery and looking to sell your products in growlers or crowlers for off-premises consumption, the answer to the question posed above is ALWAYS! Recently, we have been approached by...more

California $15 Minimum Wage Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

On March 31, 2016, the California legislature approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage. SB-3, approved in both the State Senate and Assembly, will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022. ...more

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - March 2016

Regulatory Whack-a-Mole: A Renewed Focus on Non-Hazardous Waste Recycling - Why it matters - In part due to a string of high-profile enforcements in multiple states, retailers by and large have evaluated the need to...more

Employee Benefits: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits (2/16)

The Social Security old age system is a simple concept with some very complex rules. It is a near-universal arrangement, covering working Americans and their families, which provides retirement benefits for life. The basic...more

Affordable Care Act Update – Some Questions Answered, Some Relief Granted

by Dickinson Wright on

Within the last week, there has been a flurry of activity from both Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) with respect to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). This client alert first reviews the delayed effective date...more

2016 Plan Contribution and Compensation Limits; Medicare COLA to Remain the Same

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In October, two newly released guidances from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration confirm that the United States cost of living did not increase enough to warrant a cost-of-living adjustment...more

2016 Cost of Living Adjustments

by Varnum LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2016 cost of living adjustments to various limits. The adjusted amounts generally apply for plan years beginning in 2016. Some of the adjusted amounts, however, apply to calendar...more

Quiet Changes to Social Security Could Have Big Impact

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

If you are at or near retirement age, you are likely aware there will be no cost-of-living adjustment to Social Security benefits for 2016. In other words, your benefits will remain the same for next year. As a result, many...more

IRS Announces 2016 Health FSA, HSA, HDHP and Transportation Plan Limits

by Snell & Wilmer on

The IRS has announced cost of living adjustments for health flexible spending accounts (“health FSAs”) in Section 125 cafeteria plans, contributions to health savings accounts (“HSAs”), out-of-pocket maximums under high...more

IRS Announces 2016 Retirement Plan Dollar Limits

by Snell & Wilmer on

The IRS recently announced cost of living adjustments for 2016. In general, the dollar limitations for retirement plans remained the same. The key dollar amounts are noted below, all of which remain unchanged from 2015....more

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: Do You Need to Send an Annual Notice to Plan Participants?

by Alston & Bird on

Plan sponsors of defined contribution qualified plans may need to issue one or more annual notices to participants before the end of each plan year. Failure to issue a required annual notice can have significant consequences....more

IRS Retirement Plan Limitations for 2016

by Miller Canfield on

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the new 2016 retirement plan limitations. In this announcement, the IRS sets forth the limits of the amounts that can be deferred under 401 (k) plans, 457 (b) plans and the...more

Employee Benefits-Related Limits For 2016

The Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation periodically adjust for cost-of-living increases certain limitations that impact employee benefit plans. These...more

Social Security Disability Payments Remain Flat

by Howard Ankin on

Seniors across America are sitting down this week to determine how the recent decision not to raise Social Security Disability payments in 2016 will affect their monthly budgets. This is only the third time in the past 40...more

Key IRS Benefit and Contribution Limits to Remain Unchanged in 2016

On October 21, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the cost-of-living adjustments impacting tax-qualified pension plans for 2016. The increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory thresholds...more

IRS Announces 2016 Retirement Plan Limitations – Most Limits Remain Unchanged

by Locke Lord LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2016 cost-of-living adjustments to the dollar limitations for qualified retirement plans and other benefits, and the Social Security Administration announced its own cost-of-living...more

2016 Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Retirement and Other Benefit Plans

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The IRS recently announced the 2016 cost-of-living adjustments to various benefit and contribution limits applicable to retirement plans and welfare plans. Most retirement plan limits have not changed because increases in the...more

2016 Employee Benefits Plan Limits

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

The IRS has announced the retirement plan limits for 2016. As you can see from the chart below, there are no changes from the limits set in 2015. ...more

Alert: IRS Announces Adjusted Plan Limits for 2016

by Cooley LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2016 limits that affect the operation of tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, and certain other types of employee benefit plans, including deferred...more

IRS Announces 2016 Dollar Limitations for Retirement Plans

On October 21, 2015, the IRS announced the 2016 dollar limitations for retirement plans based on the applicable cost-of-living adjustment guidelines. The retirement plan limitations generally will not change for 2016 because...more

IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits on various employer-sponsored retirement and welfare plans and the...more

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