3007, 2018

Are you Automating?

By |July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


CEOs, CFOs, CPAS, Presidents and company decision makers.



Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 12:00 – 12:30 PM CT



Did you know that aside from making your business run smoother and more efficiently, automation can qualify your company for valuable government incentives?

Across multiple industries automation is being used to improve business processes, and what many operators don’t realize is that these implementations could add a lot more value than initially expected through government incentives.

Implementing automation systems to improve your business could qualify, such as:

  • Custom designed robotics
  • RFID, PLC or HMI Systems
  • Remotely controlling field/factory operations
  • System Integration
  • […]

2407, 2018

Our World In 2028: A Decade Of Innovation

By |July 24th, 2018|R&D, Uncategorized|0 Comments

July 24, 2018
by Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup Chief Executive Officer
Published in Forbes

The world as we know it will change profoundly over the next ten years. With a projected global population of over 8.4 billion by 2028, businesses across all industries are investing billions of dollars in technology and innovation in order to be successful in a future where everyone is connected and information is instant.

With countries imposing bans on fossil fuels, the continued looming threat of cyber-attacks, and many professions being forever reshaped due to improvements in technology; change is inevitable. Our society is advancing faster than ever before, and businesses across the globe are implementing strategies today to fulfill the needs of the future.


As the population swells, the agriculture industry is making strides in […]

2007, 2018

How a Little-Known Tax Credit Can Pay Off Big in Automation Costs

By |July 20th, 2018|R&D, Uncategorized|0 Comments

July 19, 2018
by Greg Knarr, alliantgroup Director
Published in IndustryWeek

The R&D tax credit can offset much of development and implementation costs for automation systems and provide a source of capital for the acquisition of additional technical talent.

To meet productivity and efficiency demands, industries are rapidly turning to automation. But automation systems are expensive.

A highly underutilized government incentive, the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit, help offset much of the development and implementation costs for automation systems and provide a source of capital for the acquisition of additional technical talent.

The Evolution of the Tax Credit

In the late 1980s, the U.S. took steps to battle an economic slowdown by implementing the R&D Tax Credit to encourage domestic corporate innovation. And in the decades since its inception, the requirements surrounding the […]

1907, 2018

Save The Date

By |July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Dean Zerbe and alliantgroup Director Greg Knarr will discuss what every Michigan business owner needs to know about recent legislative changes and powerful government incentives.

Presented by alliantgroup and Brink, Key & Chludzinski, P.C.


Thursday, August 23, 2018
3:00 – 4:30 PM – Presentations
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Hors D’oeuvres


Fetzer Center
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

RSVP below to receive more information.

1207, 2018

Former U.S. Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

By |July 12th, 2018|Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

607, 2018

Technology Legislative & Policy Summit

By |July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

alliantgroup’s Technology, Legislative & Policy Summit took place June 13th and 14th, 2018 at our Houston headquarters.

During this event, over 100 VIP guests came to hear from renowned experts in the fields of technology, economics, business management and tax policy. From discussions covering everything from business management strategies on how to attract and retain talent to the rising importance of cybersecurity to the latest legislative and policy changes affecting American businesses, a few key themes emerged during the event:

“Our goal as a company when hosting these events is to ensure our CPA and industry partners have the most current information they need […]

307, 2018

Hiring Credits and Incentives for American Businesses

By |July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over the past five years, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has undergone several changes that have expanded the incentive to include new groups and demographics and introduced new regulations to make the credit more beneficial to your clients.

Join alliantgroup Senior Vice President Rizwan Virani and alliantgroup Senior Associate Sean Lustyan as they review these changes and why more businesses are now claiming WOTC than in prior years. This is a MUST-ATTEND webinar if you have clients in these industries: hotel groups, restaurant franchisees, assisted living/nursing homes, retail, warehousing/distribution, customer service/call centers and staffing agencies. To make sure they’re not missing out on this valuable incentive, you need to start the process ASAP.

Now, […]

2606, 2018

Tools to Keep Agriculture Businesses Competitive

By |June 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the face of new trade policies and farm bill legislation, there remains a number of options available for agriculture companies looking to stay competitive in a more challenging business environment.

Join us for a complimentary webinar as alliantgroup Chairman of Agriculture and former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns discusses the impact of the new trade policies on the agricultural sector, the possible timeline of the farm bill’s passage and the various incentive opportunities that exist for agriculture companies. Secretary Johanns will be joined by alliantgroup Executive Vice President Sonny Grover and alliantgroup Agriculture Practice Lead Jeremy Troutman to discuss the most valuable tax incentives available to […]

2406, 2018

IRS Insider: 3 Common Mistakes Businesses Make

By |June 24th, 2018|R&D, Uncategorized|0 Comments

July 24, 2018
by Kathy Petronchak, alliantgroup Director of IRS Practice & Procedure
Published in Forbes

During my time with the IRS, I saw my fair share of mistakes made by businesses that could have easily been avoided. These days, with a large number of taxpayers using a tax return preparer, it is a bit surprising that there are opportunities still being overlooked by both companies and individuals alike.

We can generally agree that taxpayers would rather not have to engage with the IRS. For most owners and operators, a contact from the IRS is one of those annoyances that, while necessary from time to time, can be extremely unpleasant when unexpected issues occur.

So, what causes these issues to arise? There may be multiple reasons for this but one of the largest issues is communication […]

2006, 2018

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Tom Barton to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

By |June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOUSTON, June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tom Barton, a shareholder with Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C., to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Barton brings to the firm his many years of experience as a well-rounded CPA advising on a number of diverse issues in the areas of business and tax planning. In his new consultative position with alliantgroup, Barton will play an important role in advising the firm on its future strategic initiatives.

“It is an honor to be joining such a prestigious advisory board that includes so many policy, business and industry thought-leaders,” said Barton. “Having worked with alliantgroup for many years, I can personally vouch for the all-around quality of their organization and I look forward to offering whatever guidance I can as the firm enters its next phase of growth.”

Along with being a shareholder with Barton, Walter & […]

Live chat