IRS Reviewed More Business Returns in 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released statistics on the Department’s 2015 enforcement activities last week and the results show an 8% increase in the number of business returns examined.  The IRS has seen its budget cut by $900 million in the aggregate over the past five years and is making its pitch to Congress for…

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Ohio Bill Seeks To Ease Employment Discrimination Law

The Ohio legislature is considering a proposal that would clean up and simplify Ohio employment discrimination law.  If passed and signed into law by Governor (and presidential candidate) John Kasich, Senate 268 would reduce the timeframe within which employment discrimination claims would need to be filed from the current 6 year period to one year,…

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Philly Mayor Puts Soda Tax Back in Play

New Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney included a $.03 cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks as an integral revenue component for his first budget as Mayor of the City of Brotherly Love.  Kenney, who opposed the $.02 soda tax that his predecessor Mayor Michael Nutter had proposed, didn’t take long to change his stripes into…

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Massachusetts Wants To Hear Your Issues

It is a rare opportunity indeed when businessmen and women are legitimately asked to comment on the impact that government regulations has on their business, but that opportunity exists now thanks to Governor Charlie Baker and his Regulation Review initiative.  Baker, who just completed his first year in office as the state’s CEO, ordered the…

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Minimum Wage Stays in the News

It seems a week can’t go by without some new minimum wage activity being in the forefront somewhere.  This week’s news brings us back to the state of Maine, where advocates have succeeded in placing a minimum wage increase on the ballot this November, but that’s yesterday’s news.  This week, a broad coalition of business…

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Competitor News

JAB Holdings this week completed their acquisition of Kuerig Green Mountain and in so doing, consolidated their position in the world of coffee. In addition to the new acquisition, the privately-owned JAB Holdings now has within their corporate family, the following companies:  Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Bach Espresso, Bravo, Einstein…

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With Our Condolences

DDIFO was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dunkin’ Franchise owner Manoj Reddy.  Manoj, who would have turned 46 years of age next week, was just recently elected to serve as Chairman of the National DCP Board of Directors.  Our sympathies and prayers go out to his family.

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