alliantgroup, the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce that it has become an Associate Member of the Austin Technology Council (ATC).

The oldest and largest tech industry association in Central Texas, ATC has helped Austin and Central Texas become one of the most relevant technology and innovation regions in the world. ATC supports the growth goals of their members by providing knowledge and access in the areas of capital, talent, business mentoring and networking.

As an Associate Member, alliantgroup will be working to ensure ATC members are claiming the full value they are entitled from these powerful incentive programs. The association represents a broad range of companies in the tech sector, including IT solution providers, software developers, digital marketers, cloud and system integrators, SaaS developers and other technology companies—who are some of the best candidates for government-sponsored incentives related to the advancement of technology in the United States.

“It gives me great pride to welcome alliantgroup into the Austin Technology Council,” said Amber Gunst, Head of Sales and Member Services for the Austin Technology Council. “Their first-class organization has the potential to provide immense value back to ATC members and I would strongly encourage our membership to seek out their services.”

Among the most valuable tax incentives potentially available to ATC members and other tech companies is the federal Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. The R&D Tax Credit is designed to reward companies for the technical enhancements made to their products, processes or services. In the case of the tech industry, the lifecycle development activities and technical problem solving that is performed by software developers, network engineers, IT and analytics professionals and other technology experts to create new products and services or to improve upon existing ones can qualify for this credit. To date, alliantgroup has helped technology companies claim over $492 million in tax credits and incentives, and through its membership in ATC, the firm is well-positioned to further assist Central Texas’s dynamic tech sector.

“I am honored that ATC has made us an Associate Member of their fantastic organization,” said alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav. “The R&D Tax Credit has been crucial in helping the American tech industry, one of the most vital and innovative sectors of the economy, remain competitive on a global scale. The savings generated from the credit have helped keep high-paying STEM jobs here in the U.S. I look forward to educating ATC members on the immense value available to their businesses.”

alliantgroup’s mission is one of education and awareness—we exist to help U.S. businesses and their CPA advisors identify and properly claim all available federal and state tax incentives. Headquartered in Houston and with offices in Chicago, New York, Irvine, Indianapolis, Orlando, Sacramento and Washington, D.C., alliantgroup has helped over 12,000 businesses claim over $6 billion in tax savings. For more information on our tax consulting services, please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.