Headquartered in Houston, Texas, alliantgroup ensures our clients receive the full benefit of available federal and state government-sponsored tax credits and incentives, such as the Research and Development Tax Credit and the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (179D). Over the years, alliantgroup’s team of experts has been on the forefront of major tax legislation, working directly with members of Congress to represent the needs and interests of small and middle-market businesses. We are dedicated to strengthening American business!
UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE, DEEP BENCH OF TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, REGULATORY INSIGHT
Qualifications and Industry Expertise
The alliantgroup Team
With more than 800 professionals on staff and growing, alliantgroup is the only provider in the country with architects, engineers, software developers, PhDs, scientists, tax attorneys, litigators, ex-Big 4 accounting firm partners, and CPAs. Having worked with more than 20,000 clients, we have a deep understanding of how to optimize and substantiate claims for our clients. Our unique model offers clients unmatched expertise marrying industry knowledge with the complex requirements of the tax code.
IRS Defense Experience
In addition to our industry specialists, alliantgroup is staffed with 70+ attorneys, working throughout our practice on the implementation of the R&D or 179D studies, as well as quality assurance and audit defense teams. Our Quality Control team of tax attorneys conducts reviews of every in-process study, as well as final reviews to ensure a fully supportable position for our clients.
alliantgroup’s service does not end with the delivery of the R&D or 179D study. Our Tax Controversy team consists of experienced litigators who have defended hundreds of audits at the federal and state levels with significant success in sustaining tax credits for our clients. Through the course of this work, we have forged deep working relationships with IRS leadership, including hosting events that include IRS Directors, Field Specialists, Counsel, and other executives – all resulting in a stronger understanding of the work product that will withstand IRS scrutiny.
Hands-On Strategic Advisory Board
alliantgroup maintains an active Strategic Advisory Board whose members are all renowned experts in their fields and top business minds. They bring their own unique experience and expertise to alliantgroup and include Washington, D.C. insiders Mark Everson (former IRS Commissioner), Dean Zerbe and Dawn Levy (former Tax Counsels to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee where the major tax legislation is written), Kit Bond (former U.S. Senator), Jim Ramstad (former U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the IRS Oversight Committee), Rick Lazio (former U.S. Congressman), and Bob Riley (former Governor of Alabama).
All of our board members are passionate about helping U.S. businesses succeed. With the guidance and direction of our Board, alliantgroup continues to evolve our methodologies of the critical documentation and reporting required by the IRS, and applies real-time industry insights. Because of this legislative, regulatory, and industry knowledge along with our team’s unparalleled experience, alliantgroup is recognized as the highest quality provider of R&D tax credit studies in the U.S.
“R&D is one of the issues that the Service does look at, but when they see that alliantgroup has done the study, the Service recognizes that we are doing the study exactly the way it SHOULD be done and it may be in the Service’s best interest to focus their resources elsewhere.”
— Mark W. Everson, former IRS Commissioner and alliantgroup Vice Chairman