May 11, 2018
By Andy Gerstenhaber, alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives
The American Institute of Architects
The 179D tax deduction is helping some architecture firms save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year; AIA partner alliantgroup breaks down the benefits
Earlier this year, architects, engineers, and contractors received some excellent news when the section 179D tax deduction for energy efficient buildings was retroactively extended for the 2017 tax year.
Since its inception in 2005, section 179D has proven to not only be sound energy policy but a vital incentive for our nation’s designers and builders. “Encouraging energy-efficient building significantly supports the policy goals of Congress of energy independence and energy efficiency for our nation, while at the same time reducing costs for both businesses and taxpayers,” said Rick Lazio, alliantgroup’s senior vice […]
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
CEOs, CFOs, presidents or partners of companies across all industries that participate in contracted work for the U.S. government.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 12:00 – 12:30 pm CT
It’s true – Software, Technology and IT companies are overlooking valuable government incentives every year!
Many companies are either unaware of the incentives, or are under the impression that if they complete work for the government, then they are automatically disqualified for valuable government incentives. This however could not be further from the truth.
Trusted industry partner, alliantgroup, is hosting a special webinar to educate software, tech and IT companies on specific government incentives that could be […]
Our government wants businesses to stop outsourcing. It creates incentives to encourage the hiring of American workers. It implements policies to keep jobs and factories here in the U.S.
And while these measures are all well-meaning, none of them ultimately tackle what is the greatest threat to our nation’s long-term economic prosperity—the technical skills gap in our workforce. Couple that with restrictions on immigration, and particularly H1-Bs, and we’re on the brink of a talent vacuum here in the U.S.
As someone who works with businesses from around the country, from industries as diverse as manufacturing to architecture and construction, I can tell you that the number one thing that keeps CEOs up at night is the issue of talent. Simply put, there are not enough technically skilled workers out there to meet […]
Informed Infrastructure’s March/April Edition
When it comes to taxes, the main focus for architecture and engineering firms of late has been the new tax law and the opportunities it’s providing companies to grow and reinvest in their businesses. For this installment of “Executive Corner,” Russ Ryan, principal at Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners interviews Brian Aumueller, managing director with alliantgroup.
According to Aumueller, the most important and value-saving tax provision for architects and engineers remains the same: the Research and Development Tax Credit. An incentive that has long benefited architecture and engineering firms, the credit is one of the best opportunities for companies to generate valuable dollars for reinvestment.
Ryan: Could you provide a little background information on the R&D Tax Credit and what makes it such a great opportunity for architects and […]
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
CEOs, CFOs, presidents or partners of food processor companies, as well as equipment manufacturers and suppliers, product innovators, and automation specialists within the food processing industry.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 12:00 – 12:30 pm CT
How efficient is your operation? Do you have the resources to improve?
As a member of the Food Processing Suppliers Association, alliantgroup is proud to announce a special webinar to educate food processing and food equipment manufacturers on specific government incentives that could be utilized to help improve efficiency and increase your bottom line.
During this webinar, alliantgroup Director Greg Knarr will focus on what food processors and their suppliers are doing to stay ahead of the competition and how their everyday […]
The robots have arrived. And they’re here to stay.
With a world population projected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, being able to feed a population of that magnitude would require constant innovation and improvements in efficiency throughout the entire food industry. In a bid to stay one step ahead of the competition, food processors are now clamoring to improve efficiencies through investing in new technology and equipment.
Automation and robotics are officially the new frontier when building the factories of the future.
According to a survey from the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, almost a third of food processing and 94% of packaging operations are using robotics, and both say they plan on using more in the […]
We work with industrial automation companies to identify powerful government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. alliantgroup’s specialty tax services allow businesses to reduce pending or past tax liability and receive cash back for qualifying activities.
If you would like to find out if your industrial automation company is eligible, please contact us today for a gratis assessment or complete the form below to estimate the amount of credits you may be entitled to.