HOUSTON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup, a nationwide tax consultancy and the nation’s leading provider of R&D tax credit services, is proud to announce that it has become an Associate Member of The Monitoring Association (TMA).

The Monitoring Association is an internationally recognized, non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring and security system companies. The association’s mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy and public safety relationships. TMA promotes and defends the interests of the industry through its work in government relations, regulatory advocacy and standards development. The association also facilitates the exchange of information, including best business practices and broader technology awareness to provide a competitive edge to its members.

“We are pleased to welcome alliantgroup as a new Associate TMA member,” said Jay Hauhn, TMA Executive Director and CEO. “alliantgroup’s unique service will be of great benefit to our member companies. We also look forward to their participating at the TMA Annual Meeting this October, during which Dean Zerbe, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and current National Managing Director of alliantgroup, will share a legislative and tax update that will outline what our businesses and business owners need to know about tax reform and other economic issues.”

As the leading organization for the security system and monitoring industry, TMA members are often the best candidates for a number of federal and state tax incentives. Among the most valuable of these incentives includes the federal Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit—a dollar-for-dollar tax credit that generates an estimated $10 billion annually for U.S. businesses.

The R&D Tax Credit is designed to specifically reward companies for making technical enhancements to their products or processes—or in the case of many TMA members and security system integrators, the technical work and experimentation that is done to ensure multiple systems communicate with one another. The integration of multiple systems within a facility is traditionally a necessary practice in the development of a broader security system, and as a result of such technical activities, TMA members are often times some of the absolute best candidates for the credit.

“I am extremely proud to be part of a top-flight organization such as TMA,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “I look forward to working with their members and introducing them to the credit and incentive opportunities available to their membership.”

alliantgroup is a specialty tax services consultancy that exists to help U.S. businesses and their CPA firms identify and properly claim all available federal and state tax incentives. Our government has legislated these powerful incentive programs to help businesses grow and successfully compete both in the U.S. and abroad. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, Orange County, Indianapolis, Orlando and Washington, D.C., alliantgroup has helped businesses from across the nation claim over $5 billion in tax incentives. For more information on our services, please follow alliantgroup on Facebook and Twitter.