2404, 2019

How the R&D Tax Credit Can Help Distributors & Value-Added Resellers

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April 04, 2019
by Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Managing Director &
Courtney Childers, alliantgroup Senior Associate
Published in Industrial Equipment News

Increasing production rates. Optimizing equipment performance. Integrating new technologies within legacy systems. Enhancing the functionality of products through customization. These are just a few things that industrial distributors and value-added resellers (VARs) have in mind when they run their businesses.

New technological advancements and an increasing need for companies to perform in an agile marketplace have forced industrial distributors and VARs to innovate constantly.

Businesses are relying on automation to run their industrial facilities, and an increased demand for hyper-specialized business application technologies has created this need for innovation that will only intensify as the Internet of Things and other advancements continue to evolve.

Hayes Drumwright, the founder and CEO of VAR Trace 3, told Forbes at the beginning of this revolution that “The Traditional VAR is dead,” and that [...]

2204, 2019

Tax Breaks for Value-Added Resellers & Distributors

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CEOs, Presidents, Partners or Other Decision-Makers for Value-Added Resellers and Distributors


Tuesday, May 7th 2019 from 12:00-12:30pm CT

Now more than ever, businesses are relying on automation to maximize efficiencies and streamline their everyday production processes. Due to their efforts in helping companies implement and enhance these processes, distributors and value-added resellers can benefit from a valuable government incentive.

Please join our alliantgroup experts for a complimentary presentation to learn how distributors and value-added resellers that are providing custom, turn-key solutions can qualify […]

1904, 2019

Tax Breaks for U.S. Businesses

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The IRS Faces an Unprecedented 2019 Filing Season

By |April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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


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


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


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


CEOs, CFOs, Presidents or Partners of System Integration Companies


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


CEOs, CFOs, Presidents and financial decision makers.


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 […]

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