The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes. Beginning January 1, 2013, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck is 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up one penny from a year ago.

Jason Resnick

The recent passing of the fiscal cliff brings higher income taxes for some, but everyone caught a break with a permanent resolution to the estate tax quandary. Estate tax parameters have changed nine times between 2002 and 2012.  However, for the first time in 12 years there is longer-term certainty in the tax code with respect to the estate tax.

Matt Lewis

Exactly a year after the expected release of the proposed Produce Safety Rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published that proposed rule for public comment today.  This follows the adoption of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed into law two years ago by President Obama that aims to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks of foods produced domestically as well as imported foods. Two proposed rules were released today:

Hank Giclas

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