Health Care Law & Politics

Examiner.com reports that Monday, Florida Federal District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that last year’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional in its entirety. In a sweeping ruling, Judge Vinson held that the “individual mandate provision”, an unprecedented extension of Commerce Clause authority by Congress that requires all citizens to obtain health insurance by 2014, is not only unconstitutional but also “necessary and essential to” the entire act.

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Senate Votes to Repeal the 1099 Requirement for Business from Healthcare bill

Examiner.com reports that Small business cheered yesterday as a bi-partisan vote in the Senate took place to repeal the 1099 requirement that was placed into the massive Healthcare bill passed last year. This requirement had been seen as a massive ‘tax’ on both people, and small businesses as it would have required anyone performing any transaction equaling or exceeding $600.00 to issue a 1099 form as part of the process.

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Legislative Update January 28, 2011

As the 112th Congress begins to address its legislative agenda, government agencies are busy issuing regulations to enforce the new laws passed last year. From health care to ADA enforcement, regulatory agencies are forcing their way to the front of the political stage. This bulletin is brought to you by Misty Chally , the Executive Director of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)Please be aware of the following issues affecting franchisees across the country

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Dunkin’ Turns to Everyday Joes

DC Dennison writes in The Boston Globe about Dunkin’ Donuts New Marketing Campaign and he mentions DDIFO’s efforts to amend the law regarding “tip pooling”.

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Key Elements of the Recent Tax Relief Legislation

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Jim Ventriglia, CPA 145 Phenix Avenue 2nd Floor, Cranston, RI 02920, 401.942.000860.

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Coalition of Franchisees Association Washington DC Legislative Update

While Congress is attempting to wrap up its Lame Duck session, important issues remain on the table. With only a handful of days left on the 111th congress’ calendar, expiring provisions and impending mandates continue to remain unresolved. Please be aware of the following issues affecting franchisees across the country.

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House Passes Limited Tax Cut Extension – Bill Moves to Senate

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 234-188 to limit the extension of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to “middle income” earners – defined as individuals earning under $200,000 or married couples earning less than $250,000 per year. For all others, the tax cuts would expire at the end of the year, resulting in an increase in estate taxes, the alternative minimum tax, capital gains taxes and personal income taxes. Action Alert!

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