511, 2020

Infographic Innovation

By |November 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The U.S. faced a full blown RECESSION as a result of unchecked inflation, increased global competition and a dire energy crisis.

A proven growth accelerant for U.S. businesses

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES skyrocketed to 10.8% with the AUTO INDUSTRY reaching a whopping 24%Congress had a solution with SECTION 41 of the U.S. Tax Code:
THE R&D TAX CREDIT The intent was to stimulate ECONOMIC GROWTH and bring JOBS back to the U.S.The auto industry’s unemployment rate dropped to PRE-RECESSION LEVELSThe country’s overall unemployment rate dropped BACK DOWN to 7%The U.S. faced ANOTHER RECESSION due to the bursting of the “dot com” bubble, which led to a 6.5% UNEMPLOYMENT […]

110, 2020

How STEM Education Can Unleash the Power of Automation

By |October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


By Dave Tilstone, Business Development Officer at IT Speex; alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board Member
September 22, 2020
Published in Automation.com

It wasn’t hard for workers at MetalQuest in Hebron, Nebraska, to explain what automation technologies meant to their company in a recently published YouTube video.

“The myth out there is that robots take jobs … that couldn’t be further from the truth,” said one worker, who added that automation creates a partnership, allowing companies to give robots monotonous tasks while opening opportunities for employees to take on higher skill tasks that bring value to a job.

But the benefits of automation, as we know, don’t stop there, with some studies showing that companies who integrate automation technologies not only produce more, but are able to increase wages for their workers. The […]

110, 2020

Taking Food Processing into the Future Through Automation

By |October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


By Tyler Noesser, Technical Director at alliantgroup
October 1, 2020
Published in foodindustryexecutive.com

Arguably every industry has been affected in some way by the coronavirus pandemic. Food processing and manufacturing are no different.

COVID-19, however, has sparked a wave of innovation within the industry, and a chance to push food processing and manufacturing to new heights.

Namely, these challenges have nudged companies to update their processes, especially in terms of automation. But, for many, automation can be a dirty word, meaning nurturing this innovation must also mean fostering worker retraining and STEM education.

If food processing is to achieve new heights, an environment must exist to foster the tech-focused workforce of the future by leveraging government incentives created for the express purpose of rewarding innovation.

Work in the time of the […]

2809, 2020

Your R&D Provider Checklist

By |September 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the nation’s premier tax consultant, we strive to be a resource that ensures the health and growth of your business and the American economy. As the biggest tax incentive available for U.S. businesses, the Research & Development Tax Credit (R&D Tax Credit) is key to strengthening companies nationwide and promoting job growth. Maximizing the benefits of this credit should be the goal of any consultant.

With our deep bench of industry experts, including former IRS commissioners and legislators, we know firsthand the power of the credit and the importance of choosing the right specialty tax consultant for your company. We have taken this experience and created a checklist of questions to help you determine if a specialty tax consultant is set up to maximize the benefit you receive from the […]

2309, 2020

Taxes: The Present and the Future

By |September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments


What is the outlook for tax policy both for the Fall and after the elections? Here is an overview, with a focus on implications for small and mid-sized businesses.


The House Democratic leadership and the administration have been unable to come to terms on a COVID-19 relief bill. While the Senate Republicans put forward a comparatively “small-ball” bill, the focus has been on the discussions between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. There has not been any real progress – and the sands of time are draining – with members wanting to get back to their districts to campaign. It looks very dim for anything to happen before the elections. Even if there is a bill, any tax provisions may be limited, including checks.

Lame Duck

One issue to […]

2309, 2020

alliantgroup joins the National Association of Dental Laboratories

By |September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOUSTON, July 23, 2020 – alliantgroup, the nation’s leading provider of R&D Tax Credit services and a national tax consultancy, is proud to announce that it has become a member of the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL).

“We’re happy to welcome alliantgroup as a new member,” said Bennett Napier, Executive Director of the NADL. “Their unique and comprehensive services stand to benefit our members who are consistently finding and refining new technologies in their work. Alliantgroup can serve as a good partner for the laboratory community and a number of our members have already achieved positive results utilizing their services.”

Representing nearly 1,000 commercial laboratories nationwide, the NADL is a national, federated association. It aims to advance the dental technology industry and its members through advocacy, education, standards and […]

608, 2020

Tech Consultants Qualify for Section 41: 5 Myths Dispelled

By |August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

August 6, 2020
by Tracy Lustyan

Bringing in approximately $10 billion a year, the Section 41 Tax Credit, sometimes referred to as the R&D Tax Credit, remains the largest credit out there for the benefit of U.S. businesses—and despite what you may have heard, consultants in IT and software and technology industries can indeed qualify for the added tax savings.

If any of the following myths have prevented you from exploring the credit in the past, it would be wise to take a second look at the R&D Tax Credit as an opportunity for your business:

1. My company doesn’t do R&D

This is probably the most common myth (among IT Consultants or otherwise) preventing perfectly eligible companies […]

1507, 2020

The Most Overlooked Federal Stimulus for AWT Members

By |July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

July 7, 2020
by Neil Shah

Every business is adapting to a rapidly changing world. Water treatment companies, like many small and medium sized businesses right now, are looking for funding for the future so they can retain their employees, hire more technical talent and better serve their clients.

Many are finding that relief programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are not adequate enough to cover all the thingsthat they will need to adapt in the post covid-19 world. Companies are finding that these programs may help with payroll in the short term but not with future needs such as new equipment and technical talent that will help businesses in the post Coronavirus economy. The federal government has recognized the shortcomings of […]

2905, 2020

The Next Big Thing for Dental Laboratories: A Tax Credit?

By |May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

March 21, 2020
by Tracy Lustyan

The year is 2020, and new more affordable technologies have made it possible for dental practices and labs to expand their capabilities to better serve their patients than ever before. Implementing these technologies and hiring the staff necessary to operate them of course comes at a cost. The federal government, however, has long rewarded companies that are innovating their businesses with powerful tax incentives and dental practices are now realizing they too can qualify.

The R&D Tax Credit

With over 7,000 tax incentives in the tax code, it can be difficult for businesses to know what they qualify for and what they should be claiming. There is one underutilized incentive, in […]

2705, 2020

alliantgroup Named an Associate Member of the AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

By |May 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOUSTON – May 27, 2020 – alliantgroup is thrilled to announce that it has been named an Associate Member of the AICC, The Independent Packaging Association. The AICC is committed to representing and protecting the business interests of its members, and alliantgroup is committed to helping their mission. AICC members are independent companies providing corrugated, folding carton and rigid box packaging.

Established in 1974, the AICC was founded to help independent box plant owners and operators survive and thrive. This started with focuses on issues related to supplying members with the paper they needed. It also focused on issues of competitiveness within the industry in an attempt to level the playing field for independents.

Since then the AICC has evolved and grown. The packaging industry is more high-tech than ever, with increased adoption of automation, cloud-based inventory systems, operational control and higher throughput speeds. The association now sits as the intersection of packaging […]

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