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609, 2018

What Tax Reform Means for Software and Tech: Four Things to Look for Next Tax Season

By |September 6th, 2018|In the news|0 Comments

Forbes by Tracy Lustyan for alliantgroup
September 6, 2018
Published in Software Magazine

509, 2018

Added Value for the Material Handling Industry

By |September 5th, 2018|Events|0 Comments


CEOs, Presidents and CFOs of Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Companies



Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 12:00 – 12:15 PM CT



Material handling companies are excellent candidates for one of the most generous tax incentives available to U.S. businesses—the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

Unfortunately, too many companies within the industry are not claiming the credit to its full potential. Due to businesses either overlooking this opportunity or severely under-claiming the full value they are entitled from this government incentive, many material handling companies are sitting on a potentially game-changing opportunity for company-wide reinvestment.

If your business is involved in material handling and logistics, many of your everyday projects will qualify, including common activities such as:

  • Developing, engineering, manufacturing, or fabricating conveyor equipment or other relevant material handling equipment […]
509, 2018

Save The Date

By |September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:00 – 2:00 PM


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1931 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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409, 2018

What Congress Might Do On Taxpayer Rights And Tax Administration In The Next 120 Days

By |September 4th, 2018|In the news|0 Comments

Forbes by Dean Zerbe for alliantgroup
September 4, 2018
Published in Forbes

409, 2018

Tackling the profit challenge through tax credits

By |September 4th, 2018|R&D|0 Comments

August 31, 2018
by Robert Pratzel for alliantgroup
Published in AIA

Former architecture CFO Robert Pratzel and AIA partner alliantgroup examine how architecture firms can recoup thousands of dollars by leveraging the R&D tax credit.

Architecture firms often have difficulty achieving consistent and satisfactory levels of profits. This is due to a variety of factors, but perhaps most significant are fees being subject to wide swings as business cycles shrink and expand, which, in turn, can have a dramatic impact on capital spending for building projects. This issue is exacerbated by the fact that most firms focus on specialties rather than diverse practices, making them more vulnerable to shifts in the economy.

Helping the firm achieve adequate capitalization is a primary responsibility of the CFO, which includes implementing the most effective income tax strategy. One of the tools my firm takes advantage of […]

409, 2018

Marketing Executive Rose McCarty Joins alliantgroup as Vice President of Education & Awareness

By |September 4th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Rose McCarty as the firm’s Vice President of Education & Awareness. A longtime C-level executive, McCarty brings over 13 years of marketing and corporate communications experience to the company.

In her new role, McCarty will be responsible for leading the firm’s strategic outreach and communications initiatives, with a heavy focus on educating U.S. businesses on the valuable tax credits and incentives designed for their benefit and also bringing additional insights and thought leadership to alliantgroup’s clients, CPA firms, advisors and industry organizations.

“I am thrilled to be joining a company that is doing such vital work on behalf of U.S. businesses,” said McCarty. “These incentives engender greater opportunities for American companies, generating the capital needed to hire new workers and reinvest in new technologies. By educating companies on the value and availability of these incentives, alliantgroup is playing a critical […]

3108, 2018

Tackling the profit challenge through tax credits

By |August 31st, 2018|In the news|0 Comments

Forbes by Robert Pratzel for alliantgroup
August 31, 2018
Published in AIA

2908, 2018

alliantgroup to Host Online Presentation for the Software and Information Technology Industries

By |August 29th, 2018|pastevents, Press Releases, Webinars|0 Comments

HOUSTONAug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, August 30th, alliantgroup will be hosting a special online presentation at 12 pm CT to answer questions submitted by clients and business owners regarding the Research & Development Tax Credit as it pertains to the software and information technology industries.

The presenters will be alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan, a government incentive expert who has helped over 900 businesses acquire over $380 million in tax credits and incentives, and alliantgroup’s Software & Technology Practice Leader Margorie McLenan, who has led the firm’s efforts in successfully recirculating over $251 million back into the U.S. software and technology industries.

Conducted in an engaging and conversational format, this alliantgroup Frequently Asked Questions presentation will focus on how companies within the software and information technology sectors can receive generous tax breaks as a result of many of their daily projects and activities.

“The software and IT industries are among the fastest growing in […]

2808, 2018

alliantgroup Opens New Location in Austin

By |August 28th, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

HOUSTONAug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the grand opening of its new office in Austin, Texas. The new location represents the firm’s latest venture into new markets and is the direct result of the company’s exponential growth over the past few years. The office will help further the firm’s broader mission of education and awareness and serve to inform Austin businesses on the federal and state tax incentives designed for their express benefit. The area’s well-established and growing software and technology sector will serve as the new branch’s primary focus.

Austin has long been known as one of our nation’s premier tech hubs and is a hot bed for high level technical talent,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “The companies that call Austin home are some of the most innovative and forward-thinking organizations in the country. As a result, they are also fantastic candidates for government-sponsored […]

2209, 2017

Farmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill

By |September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September 22, 2017
By Mike Johanns, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Governor and U.S. Senator for Nebraska; alliantgroup Chairman of Agriculture
The Hill

As 2018 approaches, one of the main topics of discussion in the agriculture industry is the upcoming farm bill. What can we expect from Congress? Will there be adequate funding for popular crop insurance or conservation programs?

While expectations are high that Congress will pass a farm bill next year, it appears likely that funding will be constrained. With near record low commodity prices and a smaller farm bill, it’s more important than ever for the agriculture sector to pay attention to what tax incentives are available for its benefit.

The agriculture industry is the lifeblood of much of America dating back to our agrarian history. We can’t overlook the critical role […]

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