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HOUSTON, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup Senior Vice President Rizwan Virani and alliantgroup Senior Associate Sean Lustyan will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Why More Businesses Will Take Advantage of WOTC in 2018” today at 12:00 pm CT. During the presentation, Virani and Lustyan will cover the numerous legislative and regulatory changes that have expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) access to a variety of different businesses.
Over the past five years, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has undergone several modifications that have expanded the incentive to include new groups and demographics. Within this same time period, new regulations have also been introduced to make the credit more beneficial to U.S. businesses that hire veterans, the long-term unemployed, and members of certain historically disadvantaged groups. During the webinar, Virani and Lustyan will review these changes and explain why more companies […]
HOUSTON, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of former U.S. Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. A former five-term congressman representing Tennessee’s 9th District, Ford brings to the firm his years of experience as a pragmatic elected official with a deep passion for expanding educational and economic opportunities for all Americans. In his new role with alliantgroup, Ford will be leveraging his policy knowledge for the benefit of CPAs and U.S. businesses as well as helping spread awareness on the various federal and state tax incentives available for the benefit of American companies.
“It gives me great pride to be aligned with a firm that is committed to helping small and mid-market U.S. businesses grow innovation and wages. Moreover, I’m particularly excited because these very businesses are the main […]
HOUSTON, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup was proud to serve as a sponsor for the inaugural TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5K and Family Fun Run on July 4 at Karbach Brewery. The event was held in support of Houston’s Be An Angel organization and their commitment to improving the quality of life for children across Texas with multiple disabilities or profound deafness through needed equipment and services. More than 500 people participated in this year’s event.
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who came out to show their support,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Be an Angel has done fantastic work for children across the state and it is an honor to partner with such an amazing organization that is dedicated to making a real and lasting impact.”
Starting and ending at Karbach Brewery, the event included a timed and untimed 5K as […]
HOUSTON, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Mike Amerio, Managing Partner at Lucas Horsfall, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Amerio brings over 27 years of experience as a public accountant advising clients on a diverse range of tax and financial issues. In his new consultative position with alliantgroup, Amerio will play an important role in advising the firm on its future strategic initiatives.
“alliantgroup has been an important partner to our firm over the years and has done some outstanding work on behalf of our clients,” said Amerio. “I’m looking forward to joining their board of experts and offering any insight I can as this phenomenal organization enters its next phase of growth.”
A lifelong CPA, Amerio specializes in audit, income tax and business advisory services to privately held companies and individuals in a wide variety of industries. Amerio has served clients as […]
HOUSTON, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns appeared on Adams on Agriculture, a radio show produced by the American AG Radio Network, to discuss the administration’s trade policies and the current prospects for passing pending farm bill legislation.
During the segment, Johanns began by commenting on the administration’s recent implementation of tariffs and the resulting retaliation from traditional trade partners such as Canada and Mexico. Recognizing that the administration’s policies have caused across the board trade disputes, Johanns noted that the impact of these clashes has been particularly hard on the American agriculture sector. When asked to provide his policy insight, Johanns recommended that the administration work closely with its trade partners to find policies that are agreeable to all parties involved and to focus on enforcing those policies once these disputes are resolved.
HOUSTON, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Former U.S. Congressman and alliantgroup Senior Vice President Rick Lazio issued a statement regarding further potential tax reform legislation that would build and expand upon last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Commenting on a recent interview appearing in The Washington Post with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Lazio discussed the modifications House Republicans are looking to pursue with regard to any potential “Tax Reform 2.0” legislation, including a breakdown of policy goals and a timeline of when legislation could be drafted and introduced on the House floor for a vote.
In his statement, Lazio highlighted a few of Brady’s key ambitions, such as making the tax sections affecting both pass-through businesses and individuals permanent (many of these provisions are scheduled to sunset in 2025) and pushing for expanded retirement savings incentives. Laying […]
HOUSTON, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup was proud to sponsor Leukemia Texas’ Inaugural Concert for a Cure on June 21st at the Irish Cowboy in the midtown area of Houston. All proceeds from the event were donated to Leukemia Texas in support of the organization’s outstanding work in helping families with loved ones dealing with the disease.
“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everyone that came out to support this great cause,” said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. “Leukemia Texas is doing amazing work for children and families across the state and it is an absolute honor to partner with an organization that is making a real difference in the lives of so many people.”
During the event, attendees were treated to live musical entertainment from country singer-songwriter Luke Pell while listening to inspiring testimonials and stories from […]
HOUSTON, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Dennis Gardiner, CPA and Managing Partner at Gardiner Thomsen, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Gardiner brings to alliantgroup over three decades of experience as a CPA with a strong background in advising agriculture clients such as co-ops and agribusinesses. In his new role, Gardiner will be advising the firm as it continues to expand its outreach and further develop its growing agriculture practice.
“alliantgroup is doing excellent work for not only the agriculture industry, but for American businesses across the country,” said Gardiner. “I look forward to joining this impressive board of policy and industry experts and offering my counsel and support in whatever way possible.”
The son of Gardiner Thomsen founder Dan Gardiner, Dennis Gardiner first joined the firm in 1984. In 2003, he was promoted to partner and then was […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Host Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit at Headquarters in Houston
HOUSTON, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Over 100 professionals, including former state officials and congressional members, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup’s Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm’s clients and CPA and industry partners.
During the two-day conference, attendees were treated to a series of panels highlighting some of the most critical issues facing U.S. business leaders and policymakers. The topics covered included strategies on how to attract and retain talent in the face of a growing technical labor shortage, the rising importance of cybersecurity for public and private institutions, and an overview of anticipated legislative and policy changes and their expected impact on U.S. businesses.
On the first day of the event, former CEO of Deloitte Italy and former Vice Chairman of […]
alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce STEM Scholarship Award Winners at Latest Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit
HOUSTON, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the winners of the firm’s 2018 STEM scholarship program. The program, which is run though the firm’s charitable initiative, the Blue Heart Fund, awarded six $10,000 scholarships to the sons and daughters of alliantgroup’s clients and CPA and industry alliance partners.
This year’s scholarship award winners are Alexis Boron, Oakland University (Michigan); Alexander Fritton, Purdue University; Schuyler Broadway, North Carolina State University; Adam Langlois, Louisiana State University; Nick Lenyo, Ohio State University; and James Nagengast, the University of California-Riverside. The winners were honored during alliantgroup’s latest Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit, with each recipient in attendance presented a $10,000 check from alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav.
“It gives me great pride to congratulate this year’s scholarship award winners,” said […]