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alliantgroup to Host Webinar for Contractors on Tax Incentives for Services Performed to Government Buildings
HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives Andy Gerstenhaber and National Director Valerie Ward will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Contractors: Benefits for Working on Government Buildings” tomorrow, November 1 at 12:00 pm CT. During this presentation, Gerstenhaber and Ward will discuss how businesses that make improvements to a government-owned building’s HVAC, interior lighting or envelope can qualify for a powerful tax deduction known as the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, commonly known as the Section 179D deduction.
Many contractors are taking advantage of this incentive for the work they have already completed. Public buildings such as K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, stadiums, offices, correctional facilities and other types of government-owned buildings (be they owned at the federal, state or local levels) can qualify contractors for the deduction. […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As part of alliantgroup’s employee health and wellness initiative, the firm will be partnering with Yoga & Hops for a Halloween yoga celebration later today. The event is open to all alliantgroup employees.
The event will be led by popular DJ John Tran who is known as Houston’s resident “yoga DJ” and often performs at Houston yoga events. Yoga classes have been part of alliantgroup’s dynamic Health and Wellness Program for many years to promote the firm’s culture of employee wellbeing. The program is a major reason why alliantgroup has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal and as one of the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces.
“Our company’s investment in health and wellness goes hand-in-hand with investing in our employees,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “These events help to build camaraderie […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Last month, the IRS’ Large Business and International (LB&I) Division issued a new directive that allows IRS examiners to accept a taxpayer’s determination of its qualified research expenses (QREs) to the extent that the QREs are computed in accordance with ASC 730 Financial Statement R&D. The new directive is a step in the right direction and gives taxpayers who qualify a potential partial safe harbor in calculating the Research and Development Tax Credit. However, the new directive leaves many open questions.
That the IRS would create such a safe harbor is encouraging, but many taxpayers looking for certainty in their credit calculations will not be able to take advantage. In order to use the directive, certain requirements must be met:
1) Taxpayers must have assets of at least $10 million
2) Taxpayers must have certified financial statements that expense R&D pursuant to ASC 730 […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup Director of Talent Kim Tardy was named one of the winners of Burnett Specialists’ “Best Boss in Town” award for the city of Houston. The award is built around National Bosses Day on October 16, with Burnett Specialists naming multiple award winners in Houston and in other major cities across Texas.
Tardy was selected for the honor after she was nominated by multiple alliantgroup employees. A panel of Burnett Specialists is tasked with reviewing all nominations and Tardy was selected as a winner based off the strength of the submitted nominations from her colleagues.
“This award means so much to me,” said Tardy. “To be nominated for the award by my colleagues truly makes this extra special. However, this award represents the great work of all of our leaders. It is the strongest reaffirmation of the […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup, the nation’s leading provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the promotion of Justin McAnally to Director. In his new role, McAnally will be responsible for shaping the strategic direction of alliantgroup’s Research and Development Tax Credit services and will be one of the firm’s main leaders in its expanding R&D Implementation Department.
“I am incredibly grateful for this promotion and look forward to taking on an even greater role in service to our clients and CPA partners,” said McAnally. “It has been an amazing journey since I joined alliantgroup, and our team has accomplished so much in the name of U.S. businesses. The firm has invested heavily in my professional growth. I am excited to pay it forward as we continue to develop top-notch professionals and build our practice.”
Prior to his recent promotion, McAnally was a Senior […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup, the nation’s leading provider of specialty tax services, will be attending the Baylor College of Medicine Career Symposium and Career Fair on Thursday, November 9. Representatives of the firm will be onsite in the Rayzor Lounge at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from 3 to 6 pm. The event will provide students with the chance to learn more about alliantgroup and the unique opportunities for career advancement at the firm.
For students that are looking to jump-start their careers and seeking to join an organization with a strong sense of purpose, alliantgroup offers unlimited upward mobility and the opportunity to work for an organization that advances the economic prospects of U.S. businesses and American workers. The company offers substantial benefits including a 401(k) match savings account, medical and dental coverage, a generous compensation package and access […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav was recently featured in the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) TechChats segment. SIIA’s TechChats provides a look at some of the most successful executives affiliated with the organization and in the software and tech industry. During his interview with Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the Software Division at SIIA, Jadav discussed a number of topics ranging from the company’s core mission to the firm’s commitment to an innovative office culture and an unmatched client experience.
According to Jadav, alliantgroup’s mission came to fruition years before the company’s founding while he was advising software and tech clients at Deloitte and Touche on tax credit and incentive opportunities. Serving in this capacity, Jadav saw first-hand how Fortune 1000 companies were taking advantage of the various credit and incentive programs that […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup applauds the passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The legislation was recently signed into law by the president and includes several provisions designed to deliver targeted tax relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Among many other provisions, the new legislation allows for qualifying businesses with locations within the disaster zones to seek a retention tax credit for paying their employees throughout the timeframe the company was impacted by the disaster. Employers can seek a 40 percent credit for wages paid to employees (up to a maximum wage base of $6,000) during the period the business location became inoperable due to the hurricane(s) up until the date the location resumed operations—or until January 1, 2018, whichever comes first. However, the credit cannot be taken on […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup, the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the Houston Business Journal’s inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The firm has been nominated as a large company finalist for the number of volunteer hours served by employees.
The Houston Business Journal’s inaugural finalists are separated into two lists, one set that ranks companies by the number of volunteer hours served and the other by the amount of money donated to the United Way of Greater Houston. The Houston Business Journal will honor all companies on the list—and reveal their rankings—at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, November 1.
Within the past year, alliantgroup has invested in numerous philanthropic efforts for the benefit of the city of Houston and the state of Texas. Among the most notable endeavors include the firm’s commitment to advancing […]
HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio last Friday to discuss the tax reform framework released by the administration and the tax-writing committees.
During the interview, Lazio laid out the plan’s main policy proposals, highlighting a number of provisions designed with the intent of simplifying the tax code and stimulating economic growth. Specifically, the former congressman elaborated on core elements of the plan such as reducing corporate and business tax rates, collapsing marginal tax rates from seven to four brackets, and the impact of a territorial tax system and repatriation in driving business investment.
Additionally, Lazio discussed the various trade-offs that would be needed to pay for the rate reductions, such as the removal of a number of incentives and deductions. However, during the interview he emphasized […]