HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and alliantgroup’s Executive Vice President Sonny Grover will be hosting a free webinar entitled “New Legislation Rewards Ag Businesses” on Wednesday, August 16th at 12:00 pm CT.

Secretary Johanns recently joined alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairman of Agriculture. Johanns has over thirty years of experience in public office and built a career on advocacy for small businesses and the agriculture sector. Johanns will use his decades of expertise to lead alliantgroup’s outreach on powerful government tax incentives and credits available for this industry.

During the presentation, Secretary Johanns, Grover and alliantgroup Associate Director Jeremy Troutman will discuss new pro-business legislative and regulatory changes that allow agribusinesses to claim the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. Congress has recently expanded the credit and increased the number of businesses that can now qualify.

This webinar will cover the many day-to-day activities that may qualify farmers, ranchers, co-ops, dairy processors, equipment manufacturers, food processors and other agribusinesses for the credit and how advancements in the agriculture industry are increasing the number of companies that can claim this immensely valuable incentive.

“Secretary Johanns has been a champion for rural America throughout his entire career. He is a powerful addition to our team and will help us get the word out about these valuable tax incentives to the agriculture industry,” said alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav. “The R&D Tax Credit is a powerful opportunity for economic development in rural areas. These agricultural enterprises are a vital part of the American economy, and we want to help them understand how their daily activities may allow them to benefit from government tax incentives.”

alliantgroup is a leading tax consultancy and a premier provider of specialty tax services. Our firm is dedicated to helping U.S. businesses and their CPA advisors properly identify and claim all available government-sponsored tax incentives. To date, alliantgroup has assisted over 20,000 businesses in claiming over $5 billion in federal and state tax credits, incentives and deductions. For more information on alliantgroup and our agriculture industry practice, please visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.