1504, 2019

The IRS Faces an Unprecedented 2019 Filing Season

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April, 2019
by Mark Everson, CPA, alliantgroup Vice Chairman
Published in The CPA Journal

When I served as Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003 through 2007, the two fears that kept me up at night were of a botched filing season and a massive data breach. The damage from either event in the current environment would extend well beyond the nation’s tax system and further erode already badly undermined faith in government itself. The continuing ability of the IRS to process tax returns and issue refunds on the one hand, and protect taxpayer information on the other, depend upon the IRS having a workforce and information systems that are up to the task. At this point, the IRS has neither.

Busy Season

The annual filing season is always job number one at the IRS, but passage of the […]

404, 2019

Tax Breaks for Software and Coding

By |April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

CEOs, CFOs, Presidents, Partners or Other Decision-Makers For Software And Technology Companies

WHEN:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CT

If your company develops software or has coders or software developers on staff, your business more than likely qualifies for a valuable tax incentive opportunity. For projects related to coding, or for other software development activities that take place during the production lifecycle, companies can qualify for a substantial government incentive that can provide the value needed for broader reinvestment.

To learn more about this potential opportunity for your business, please join us for a complimentary webinar as alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan covers this incentive and its potential to open up reinvestment opportunities for companies involved in coding and software development.

2703, 2019

Tax Breaks for ASME-Certified Projects

By |March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

CEOs, CFOs, presidents and financial decision makers for companies that perform ASME-certified work

WHEN:

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 from 12:00 – 12:30 PM CT

If your company performs ASME-certified work, you are more than likely sitting on a major tax saving opportunity for your business. For what often amounts to everyday manufacturing, fabrication or engineering activities, many companies have been able to qualify for a valuable government-sponsored tax incentive.

Please join us for a complimentary webinar as alliantgroup Director Neil Shah covers the various routine business activities that have qualified companies in the past. These activities include:

  • Custom fabrication of pressure vessels to ASME standards
  • On-site fabrication of […]
2003, 2019

How System Integrators Can Reduce Tax Liability

By |March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

CEOs, CFOs, Presidents or Partners of System Integration Companies

WHEN:

Thursday, April 4th 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CT

If your company performs any system integration activities – be they related to automation, integrated software solutions or AV integration – your business likely qualifies for a substantial tax-saving opportunity.

Please join us for a complimentary webinar as alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan covers how a broad range of system integration firms can qualify for a substantial reduction in their tax liability. This is a must attend session if your business performs any of the following:

  • Resolving unique automation challenges for diverse applications
  • Delivering […]
1402, 2019

Changing IRS Practices: What You Need to Know About Claiming R&D

By |February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and financial decision makers.

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 26th 2019 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Please join us for a complimentary presentation as Former IRS Acting Commissioner and alliantgroup National Director of Tax Steven T. Miller and alliantgroup Chief Quality Officer Jeremy M. Fingeret cover how the IRS is cracking down on businesses claiming the R&D Tax Credit, and how companies can avoid an unnecessary audit.

The R&D Credit is a tool that can put significant money back into the pockets of American businesses—but taxpayers claiming the credit need to get it right, which can be difficult to do. The IRS has listed “Excessive Claims for Business […]

1102, 2019

How The R&D Tax Credit Can Benefit Control System And Process Engineers

By |February 11th, 2019|system integrator article, Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 11, 2019
by Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Managing Director
Published in Control Engineering Magazine

It’s not often a company’s day-to-day services can lead to tax relief, but that’s the case for control system and process engineers.

Designing and implementing systems that function efficiently is the main priority for these engineers. In order to do so, system enhancements continuously need to be developed, which more often than not means one thing: spending money.

The types of technical enhancements that embody an engineer’s daily work activities are exactly what the research and development (R&D) tax credit, which brings in an estimated $10 billion annually for U.S. businesses, was created to spur.

Companies that take advantage of the incentive are able to leverage the amounts claimed to reinvest in their own innovations, and keep pace with their field of competition.

As industries further integrate new […]

702, 2019

Compliance and Congress – How to Build an Effective Cyber Strategy

By |February 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 7, 2019
by Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO &
Chuck Wilson, Executive Director Of The National Systems Contractors Association
Published in SecurityMagazine.com

The growing threat of cyberattacks is a huge cause for concern. According to some of the country’s foremost intelligence experts, the U.S. may encounter a massive cyberattack on the horizon. An attack of this scale is predicted to cause damage comparable to a Category 5 hurricane, where everything from vehicles to pacemakers could be compromised. The country needs to be ready – and not just the public sector. Private businesses, regardless of size, would be taking an extreme risk if the necessary precautions are not put into place.

The literal and perceptional damage caused by security breaches can be astronomic, as we have seen from high-profile leaks at SonyEquifax and Yahoo. When developing a strategy, you have to be able to properly assess the […]

102, 2019

Tech, Legislative Changes Impacting Developers in 2019

By |February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 11, 2019
by Rick Lazio, alliantgroup Senior Vice President &
Rizwan Virani, alliantgroup Managing Director
Published in DevOps.com

In 2018, software development saw exponential growth in areas including blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, and the New Year has the potential to bring even more change through recent developments in automation, cybersecurity and legislation.

Software development professionals have a unique opportunity to leverage these new developments this year, and the first step in doing so is learning how their industry has been impacted.

Automation is undeniably looked at as an integral part of a software developer’s workflow. From using it to avoid repeat coding to stress-testing for systems, automation holds an incredibly valuable place in a developer’s world. In fact, recent data has shown that the percentage of development teams notautomating has dropped by more than 50 percent in the last two years, and teams that fully apply continuous integration (CI) […]

3101, 2019

Automatic Reward: How an Underused Tax Incentive Can Save Automation Companies Money in an Instant

By |January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January 31, 2019
by Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Managing Director
Published in Automation.com

The word “automation” has both sent chills down the spines of American workers and filled business owners with glee.

The debate over automation generally has individuals falling into two camps: those that fear its impact on jobs in the country, and those that say the potential for automation to increase production will only help bolster our economy. Regardless of where anyone falls in that discussion, the truth is this: automation is coming, and it’s coming fast.

Industries like retail and IT robotics stand to see billions in market increases in the near future. Also, between 39 and 73 million jobs have the potential to be automated by 2030, but less than five percent of occupations involve activities that can be “fully automated.” Further, the Wall Street Journal recently wrote that […]

2901, 2019

Strengthening New York Businesses

By |January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments