Press Releases

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes John Higginbotham to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of John Higginbotham, Chairman and CEO of Blue Ridge Networks, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. Higginbotham brings over 30 years of experience as an executive for multiple technology companies and remains well-versed in the latest technology and cybersecurity trends. In his new consultative role with the firm, ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Bob Riley Addresses Students and Future Leaders at the University of Alabama

HOUSTON, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director and Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley addressed students at the University of Alabama's Ferguson Center yesterday on the topic of leadership and civic engagement. During his keynote address given to over 250 people, Riley (a University of Alabama alum) discussed his time at the university and how his personal experiences there ultimately shaped ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Frank Tirelli to alliantgroup as Vice Chairman of Professional Services

HOUSTON, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Frank Tirelli to its Strategic Advisory Board as Vice Chairman of Professional Services. Tirelli is the former Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Italy and former Vice Chairman of Deloitte US. Tirelli brings to alliantgroup over 30 years of financial and business experience from the "Big 4" accounting ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes James Mendelssohn to alliantgroup and ForrestBrown’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup and ForrestBrown (alliantgroup's recently acquired U.K. office) are proud to announce the addition of James Mendelssohn, former Chair and CEO of the MSI Global Alliance, to the firm's strategic advisory board. A longtime executive for a worldwide association of law and accounting firms, Mendelssohn brings to the board multiple decades of experience in international ... Read More

alliantgroup Acquires R&D Tax Credit Advisory Firm ForrestBrown

Leading U.S. Tax Consultancy Expands Internationally with U.K. Acquisition HOUSTON, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup today announced that it has acquired ForrestBrown, the only chartered tax advisory (CTA) firm specializing exclusively in research and development (R&D) tax credits in the United Kingdom. The acquisition of the firm complements alliantgroup's expertise as the largest provider of federal and state tax incentives ... Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology

HOUSTON, TX (March 21, 2018) – alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tom Ridge to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology. Serving as the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005 and as the former Governor of Pennsylvania, Gov. Ridge brings to the firm his wealth of experience as a ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Rick Lazio Addresses the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee on Section 179D

HOUSTON, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Lazio, alliantgroup's Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman from New York, testified before the House Ways and Means' Tax Policy Subcommittee regarding expired tax provisions, including the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (Section 179D). During the hearing, Lazio highlighted why the deduction was not only sound energy policy, but a vital incentive ... Read More

PMPA Names alliantgroup an Affinity Partner

HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been named an Affinity Partner by the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). The newly announced partnership further expands alliantgroup's affiliation with PMPA and will allow the firm to better serve PMPA members in identifying the government-sponsored tax incentives designed expressly for the benefit of the manufacturing ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce STEM Scholarship Partnership Program

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav are proud to announce the rollout of the firm's STEM Scholarship Partnership Program through the firm's charitable initiative, the Blue Heart Fund. The new program will offer 20 $10,000 scholarships over the next year to the sons and daughters of alliantgroup's clients and CPA and industry alliance partners. The program ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes John Repetti to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of John Repetti, Tax, Audit and Consulting Partner at Citrin Cooperman, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. Repetti brings more than 25 years of experience as a CPA advising both international and domestic businesses as well as family offices and high net worth individuals. In his new consultative ... Read More

alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav Published in IndustryWeek on Cybersecurity Hygiene for Businesses

HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav and Executive Director of the National Systems Contractors Association Chuck Wilson were published in IndustryWeek in an article highlighting the importance of cybersecurity protocols. In the piece, Jadav and Wilson discuss how the advancement of the Internet of Things and cloud-based technologies has increased the importance of internal cybersecurity measures. As ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Tim Cooper to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tim Cooper, Partner at Cooper, Travis & Company PLC, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. A CPA with over two decades of experience in public accounting, Cooper brings to the board a wealth of knowledge on the business and tax issues faced by construction companies. In his new consultative role, ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Jay Feller to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Jay Feller, Principal and Tax Partner for Somerset CPAs, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. A longtime CPA with over 30 years of experience in business, Feller brings to the board his expansive knowledge on tax advisory issues, specifically in relation to the architecture, engineering and construction industries. In ... Read More

alliantgroup Issues Statement on the Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation represents the most comprehensive reform of the tax code in over three decades and implements a number of sweeping policy changes that are intended to provide tax relief for U.S. businesses and encourage long-term economic growth ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce STEM Scholarship Award Winners

HOUSTON, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce that James Morales and Shahar Pedahzur from the University of Texas, Joshua Ramirez from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Nathan DeVera and Alexandria Hancock from Southern Methodist University have been named the winners of the firm's STEM scholarship program for 2017. The five $10,000 scholarships awarded through ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts Executive Roundtable for Technology Industry Alliance Heads

HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of alliantgroup's recent Technology, Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit, the firm hosted an executive roundtable featuring a number of respected industry alliance heads and some of the foremost thought leaders in the area of technology and economic policy. During this open "town hall" style forum, executives from around the country were given the ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Dave Tilstone to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Dave Tilstone, President of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. A longtime executive within the manufacturing sector, Tilstone brings to the firm multiple decades of experience as both an alliance head and as an executive for a precision manufacturing ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Free CPE Webinar on the Tax Reform Bill

HOUSTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the rollout of its holiday giving initiative. Throughout the holiday season, the firm will be holding a food drive for the Houston Food Bank in support of those in need. Employees are encouraged to donate canned goods such as canned vegetables, fruits and meats and healthy non-perishable items such as ... Read More

alliantgroup Places in the Top 10 at the Houston Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards

HOUSTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the rollout of its holiday giving initiative. Throughout the holiday season, the firm will be holding a food drive for the Houston Food Bank in support of those in need. Employees are encouraged to donate canned goods such as canned vegetables, fruits and meats and healthy non-perishable items such as ... Read More

alliantgroup Places in the Top 10 at the Houston Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has finished in the top 10 in the Houston Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Awards in the large companies category. alliantgroup employees logged over 2,167 volunteer hours in 2016, putting the firm in 10th place in total volunteer hours served among companies with 500 or more employees. Within the ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Rick Lazio Featured on Fox Business News

HOUSTON, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio was interviewed by Fox Business News last week to discuss the current tax reform proposals in both the House and the Senate. During the interview, Lazio highlighted how both tax reform bills would potentially address the issue of slowed economic growth. In Lazio's view, the decelerated growth ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts Central Market Tasting Tour

HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of alliantgroup's health and wellness initiative, the firm will be hosting a tasting tour at Central Market in Houston for its employees later today. The event will expose employees to good nutritional and dietary practices as well as provide employees a chance to bond outside of a work setting. With the holidays coming ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Chairman of Ag, Mike Johanns, Receives Distinguished Nebraskan Award

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup's Chairman of Agriculture and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns was honored by the Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C. with its annual Distinguished Nebraskan Award. A former Governor and U.S. Senator for the state of Nebraska, in his brief remarks after accepting the award, Johanns said that he felt blessed for the ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge at its Technology, Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and over 100 professionals, including current and former state officials, Congress members, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup's inaugural Technology, Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—an exclusive event created for the benefit of the firm's clients and ... Read More

alliantgroup Launches alliantNational Website

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, and alliantNational, the firm's Washington, D.C. based national office, are proud to announce the launch of alliantNational's website. The new site will provide CPAs and U.S. businesses with the latest updates on alliantNational's services as well as the latest news with regard to tax ... Read More

Technology Economic Legislative & Policy Summit

alliantgroup's Technology, Economic, Legislative and Policy Summit took place November 8th and 9th at our Houston headquarters. During this event, over 100 VIP guests came to hear from renowned experts in the fields of technology, economics and tax policy. From panel discussions ranging from the rise of technology and connected devices to new IRS directives, key themes emerged throughout the ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce the Promotion of Matthew Noll to Managing Director

HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the promotion of Matthew Noll to Managing Director. In his new position, Noll will be contributing as part of alliantgroup's executive management team and taking on an expansive leadership role for the firm. In addition to continuing ... Read More

alliantgroup Issues Statement on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

HOUSTON, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of laying the groundwork for comprehensive tax reform legislation, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act late last week. While there is sure to be intense negotiations and many modifications made to the bill as it is considered in the House and Senate, ... Read More

alliantgroup Launches the Blue Heart Fund

alliantgroup and Dhaval Jadav Donate $250,000 and Announces Non-Profit Fund to Help Local Communities HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the rollout of the Blue Heart Fund, the firm's non-profit charitable effort created to support alliantgroup employees, clients and our CPA partners and their families in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and recent natural disasters. In ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Honor Winners of “Blue a” Awards for Excellence

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the most recent winners of its "Blue a" Awards in Excellence. alliantgroup's "Blue a" Awards are handed out biannually by executive management in recognition of the employees that best epitomize the firm's core values such as client service, collaboration and transparency. This year's ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar for Contractors on Tax Incentives for Services Performed to Government Buildings

HOUSTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives Andy Gerstenhaber and National Director Valerie Ward will be hosting a free webinar entitled "Contractors: Benefits for Working on Government Buildings" tomorrow, November 1 at 12:00 pm CT. During this presentation, Gerstenhaber and Ward will discuss how businesses that make improvements to a government-owned building's HVAC, interior lighting ... Read More

alliantgroup to Hold Halloween Yoga Celebration

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of alliantgroup's employee health and wellness initiative, the firm will be partnering with Yoga & Hops for a Halloween yoga celebration later today. The event is open to all alliantgroup employees. The event will be led by popular DJ John Tran who is known as Houston's resident "yoga DJ" and often performs ... Read More

alliantgroup Issues Statement on New IRS Directive for the R&D Tax Credit

HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, the IRS' Large Business and International (LB&I) Division issued a new directive that allows IRS examiners to accept a taxpayer's determination of its qualified research expenses (QREs) to the extent that the QREs are computed in accordance with ASC 730 Financial Statement R&D. The new directive is a step in the right direction ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Kim Tardy Wins Best Boss in Town Award

HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director of Talent Kim Tardy was named one of the winners of Burnett Specialists' "Best Boss in Town" award for the city of Houston. The award is built around National Bosses Day on October 16, with Burnett Specialists naming multiple award winners in Houston and in other major cities across Texas. Tardy was selected ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce the Promotion of Justin McAnally to Director

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the promotion of Justin McAnally to Director. In his new role, McAnally will be responsible for shaping the strategic direction of alliantgroup's Research and Development Tax Credit services and will be one of the firm's main leaders in its expanding R&D Implementation Department. "I ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend the Baylor College of Medicine Career Symposium and Career Fair

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, will be attending the Baylor College of Medicine Career Symposium and Career Fair on Thursday, November 9. Representatives of the firm will be onsite in the Rayzor Lounge at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from 3 to 6 pm. The event will provide students ... Read More

alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav Featured in SIIA’s TechChats

HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav was recently featured in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) TechChats segment. SIIA's TechChats provides a look at some of the most successful executives affiliated with the organization and in the software and tech industry. During his interview with Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the Software Division at SIIA, Jadav ... Read More

alliantgroup Applauds Disaster Tax Relief Legislation

HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup applauds the passage of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. The legislation was recently signed into law by the president and includes several provisions designed to deliver targeted tax relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Among many other provisions, the new legislation allows for ... Read More

alliantgroup Nominated for Houston Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce that it has been nominated for the Houston Business Journal's inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The firm has been nominated as a large company finalist for the number of volunteer hours served by employees. The Houston Business Journal's inaugural finalists are separated into ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Rick Lazio Featured on Bloomberg Radio

HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio last Friday to discuss the tax reform framework released by the administration and the tax-writing committees. During the interview, Lazio laid out the plan's main policy proposals, highlighting a number of provisions designed with the intent of simplifying the tax ... Read More

alliantgroup to Participate in Strut Your Mutt Charity Event

HOUSTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup will be participating in the "Strut Your Mutt" charity event on Saturday, October 14 at Stude Park in Houston, Texas. The annual fundraising event is held by the Best Friends Animal Society and brings communities together to raise money toward saving the lives of homeless pets. Those participating in the event can choose ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Bernie Nagle to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Bernie Nagle, Executive Director of the Precision Machined Products Association, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. Nagle brings to the firm over four decades worth of experience from the manufacturing sector, having held a diverse number of senior leadership roles within the industry. As the board's ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce the Promotion of Rahim Walji to Director

HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the promotion of Rahim Walji to Director. In his new position, Walji will be responsible for shaping the direction of the company's Research and Development Tax Credit services as well as serving as one of the primary leaders of the firm's growing ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend AMT’s Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference

HOUSTON, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's foremost provider of specialty tax services, will be attending The Association for Manufacturing Technology's Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. The event is being held at the Marriott Marquis Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia from Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13. AMT represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology—as well as the companies that ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Sonny Grover to Present at NTMA Los Angeles Chapter Panel

HOUSTON, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Executive Vice President Sonny Grover will be presenting for the National Tooling and Machining Association's Los Angeles Chapter on Tuesday, October 10. His presentation will be part of the "Tax & HR Experts Share Money-Saving Info" seminar taking place from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the NTMA Training Center in Santa Fe ... Read More

alliantgroup Joins ACT-IAC, The Premier Public-Private Partnership in the Government Technology Community

HOUSTON, Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's foremost provider of specialty tax services, has joined the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) as a corporate member. "We're delighted to welcome alliantgroup as a new member. ACT-IAC is a volunteer association formed on the idea that collaboration with industry and government can create a more effective and ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Replay of Free CPE Webinar on Avrahami Ruling

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup will be replaying its webinar on the landmark decision Avrahami v. Commissioner entitled "The World after Avrahami: The Future of Captives." Due to recent inclement weather events, many CPAs and financial advisors were unable to attend the original webinar in August. In August, after a two-year wait, the U.S. Tax Court released its ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce the Promotion of Sam Keegan to Director

HOUSTON, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the promotion of Sam Keegan to Director. In his new role, Keegan will be responsible for the strategic direction of the firm's Research and Development Tax Credit services. He will also serve as a key leader for alliantgroup's expanding R&D Implementation ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend AHTD Fall Meeting

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, will be attending the Association for High Technology Distribution's Fall Meeting from Tuesday, October 3 to Friday, October 6. The conference is being held at Omni Grove Park Inn at 290 Macon Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. As an association that is devoted to enhancing ... Read More

alliantgroup Presents at the Connectiv Innovation Awards Ceremony

HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, alliantgroup participated in a competition for Connectiv's People's Choice Award during the association's Innovation Awards Ceremony in New York City. During the event, alliantgroup's Director of Talent Kim Tardy delivered a short "Shark Tank" style presentation on the firm's workplace culture and the role it has played in fueling the company's unprecedented growth ... Read More

alliantgroup Issues Statement On New Tax Reform Framework

HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the administration and the tax-writing committees released their initial framework for comprehensive tax reform. The document represents the first step in what will be ongoing negotiations between Congress and the administration on how to create a simpler and fairer tax code that benefits U.S. businesses, American workers, the middle-class and the economy at ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend NSCA’s Pivot to Profit 2017 Conference

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, will be attending the National Systems Contractors Association's Pivot to Profit conference. The firm will be in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center from Thursday, September 28 through Friday, September 29. As an association that represents integrators working in areas as ... Read More

alliantgroup Wins Revitalizing Workplace Culture Award, Will Participate in Connectiv Innovation Awards Ceremony

HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce that the firm has been named one of three winners in the "Revitalizing Workplace Culture" category and will participate in the upcoming Connectiv Innovation Awards ceremony on September 28 in New York City. Seventeen category winners will compete during this inaugural event and each will deliver a short presentation on ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Credits for IT Companies

HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Executive Vice President Sonny Grover and alliantgroup Director Wilbur Suggs will be hosting a free webinar entitled "Industry Secrets: Tax Breaks for IT Companies" on Wednesday, September 27th at 12:00 pm CT. During this presentation, Grover and Suggs will discuss how IT resellers, IT solution providers and other technology companies are potentially eligible for a powerful and ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Kathy Petronchak Addresses House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on Potential IRS Reforms

HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Kathy Petronchak, alliantgroup's Director of IRS Practice and Procedure and the former IRS Commissioner of the Small Business/Self-Employed Division (SB/SE), testified before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee regarding potential reforms to the IRS' dispute resolution process. During the hearing, Petronchak highlighted a number of challenges facing taxpayers with respect to IRS ... Read More

alliantgroup Celebrates National Yoga Month

HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the firm's ongoing health and wellness initiative, alliantgroup is proud to celebrate National Yoga Month. The Department of Health & Human Services observes National Yoga Month every September in order to educate people about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. At alliantgroup, Yoga instruction has been an ... Read More

alliantgroup Participates in Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5k

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of alliantgroup's continued commitment and investment to employee health and well-being, the firm kicked-off their 5k running season by participating in the Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5k at NRG Park. Each month as part of the firm's wellness program, employees, families and friends participate in a different 5k race to raise ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Rhianna Collier and Ken Wasch to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy based in Houston, is proud to announce the additions of Ken Wasch and Rhianna Collier to its Strategic Advisory Board. Wasch serves as President of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), a trade association for the software and digital content industry. Collier serves as Vice President and Managing ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend Oklahoma State University’s Engineering, Architecture & Technology Career Fair

HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, will be attending Oklahoma State University's College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Career Fair on Tuesday, September 19th from 9 am to 3:30 pm at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The CEAT Career Fair is the largest career fair to take place at the university and is among ... Read More

alliantgroup Extends Deadline for STEM Scholarship Program

HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey and ongoing relief efforts in Houston and other affected areas, alliantgroup has decided to extend the deadline for the firm's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholarship program to October 16th. The company will announce the winners of the five available $10,000 scholarships by October 31st. "Given all ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Greg Knarr to Present at NTMA Southwest Regional Conference

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director Greg Knarr will be presenting at the National Tooling and Machining Association's Southwest Regional Conference on Friday, September 15th  in Westminster, Colorado. His presentation, entitled "Tax Breaks for NTMA members," will be held at the Westin Westminster and will discuss how recent legislation and regulatory changes have greatly increased the number of ... Read More

alliantgroup’s John Dies Named to ABA Captive Insurance Committee

HOUSTON, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce that John Dies, alliantgroup's Managing Director of Tax Controversy, has been appointed to the American Bar Association's Captive Insurance Committee. "I am honored to have been selected to the ABA's Captive Insurance Committee," said Dies. "The captive insurance space, specifically in the area of micro-captives, is undergoing major compliance changes ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend Career Fairs at the University of Virginia and Emory University

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, will be attending two career fairs today as part of the company's broader growth and hiring initiative. Representatives of the firm will be onsite at the University of Virginia's Fall Engineering, Science & Technology Career Fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at John Paul Jones ... Read More

alliantgroup to Attend NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, will be attending NIBA and PTDA's Joint Industry Summit at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida from September 28th to the 30th. During this special cross-industry event, the firm will have a table setup in the Grand Ballroom Foyer on Friday, September 29th from 7:00 am ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Free CPE Webinar on Avrahami Ruling

HOUSTON, Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the U.S. Tax Court's long-awaited ruling in the case of Avrahami v. Commissioner, alliantgroup will be hosting a free webinar for CPAs next week to discuss the implications of the ruling on the captive insurance industry. This webinar will qualify attendees for 1 hour of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit ... Read More

alliantgroup Offers Statement on Avrahami Ruling

HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Tax Court has issued its long awaited decision in Avrahami v. Commissioner, and while many had hoped for a wide-ranging opinion providing a clear path forward on micro captives, alliantNational (alliantgroup's Washington, D.C. based office) sees the ruling as falling short in this regard. The facts in Avrahami led the court to issue ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Offer STEM Scholarships for Texas Students

HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's leading provider of specialty tax services, recently announced the rollout of the firm's STEM scholarship program for students throughout the State of Texas. All five $10,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2017 are still open to recent high school students pursuing a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ... Read More

alliantgroup Joins the Austin Technology Council as an Associate Member

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 ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Renewal of the Illinois R&D Credit

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan will be hosting a free webinar next week to discuss the recent five-year retroactive extension of the Illinois state research and development tax credit. Lustyan's presentation, "Illinois R&D Credit Renewal: A Big Win for State Businesses," takes place on Thursday, August 17that 12:00 pm CT and will cover why ... Read More

alliantgroup LP Chooses Multiple Leading Solutions from Thomson Reuters Elite to Drive Future Growth

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters Elite, part of Thomson Reuters Legal, today announced that alliantgroup, LP, a Houston-based provider of specialty tax services, has become the latest organization to select 3E® as its practice and financial management platform. The firm has also selected MatterSphere®, the matter and document management component of the Elite Client & Matter Management offerings, to ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Credits for the Agriculture Industry

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and alliantgroup's Executive Vice President Sonny Grover will be hosting a free webinar entitled "New Legislation Rewards Ag Businesses" on Wednesday, August 16th at 12:00 pm CT. Secretary Johanns recently joined alliantgroup as the firm's new Chairman of Agriculture. Johanns has over thirty years of experience in ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce the Promotion of Francesca Montenegro to Associate Director

HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the promotion of Francesca Montenegro to Associate Director of the firm's Tax Controversy Services division. In her new role, Montenegro will be leading a team of experienced attorneys responsible for defending clients from audits from the IRS and state taxation agencies. "I ... Read More

alliantgroup Responds to Joint Statement on Tax Reform

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup applauds last week's joint statement on tax reform issued by congressional leadership and the administration and urges our nation's lawmakers to capitalize on this opportunity to strengthen American businesses. In order to ensure sustained economic growth and prosperity for all, our company deems reforming the American tax code as an absolute necessity. In ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Credits for SDLC Projects

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Managing Director Michael Siegel will be hosting a free webinar entitled "Technology Takeover: Tax Credits for your SDLC Activities" on Wednesday, August 9th at 12:00 pm CT. During this presentation, Siegel will discuss why software and technology companies that are following software design life cycle (SDLC) processes are excellent candidates for the Research and ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Dean Zerbe Applauds Joint Statement on Tax Reform

HOUSTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Zerbe, the National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee responded to the administration and congressional leadership's joint statement on tax reform. "For American businesses that want to see tax reform and tax relief, today's joint statement from Congress and the White House is most welcome. I particularly viewed ... Read More

alliantgroup Encourages Congress to Pass the Invent and Manufacture in America Act

HOUSTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Zerbe, the National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee responded to the administration and congressional leadership's joint statement on tax reform. "For American businesses that want to see tax reform and tax relief, today's joint statement from Congress and the White House is most welcome. I particularly viewed ... Read More

alliantgroup Celebrates Bring Your Child to Work Day

HOUSTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a thank you to the company's team members, alliantgroup will be hosting "Bring Your Child to Work Day" on Friday, July 28th. Held twice a year, "Bring Your Child to Work Day" gives employees the opportunity to spend additional time with their families while at the office. The children in attendance will be ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Deductions for Work on Government Buildings

HOUSTON, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives Andy Gerstenhaber will be hosting a free webinar entitled "Tax Benefits for Working on Government Buildings" on August 2nd at 12:00 pm CT. During this presentation, Gerstenhaber will discuss why the services performed on government-owned buildings by many architects, contractors and construction firms qualifies these companies for ... Read More

alliantgroup Applauds Extension of the Illinois State R&D Tax Credit

HOUSTON, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup congratulates the leaders of the State of Illinois for renewing their state research and development tax credit. The credit, which had originally expired on December 31, 2015, was given a five-year extension as part of recently passed state budget legislation. The extension runs retroactively through 2021, meaning Illinois-based companies can now claim their ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Expand STEM Scholarship Program to Statewide High School Students

HOUSTON, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is expanding the firm's STEM scholarship program to include students throughout the State of Texas. The program offers five $10,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2017 to students pursuing a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Credits for Contract Manufacturers

HOUSTON, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Managing Director Michael Siegel will be hosting a free webinar entitled "Tax Credits for Contract Manufacturers" on July 25th at 12:00 pm CDT. During this presentation, Siegel will discuss how a number of pro-business changes made in recent years are allowing contract manufacturers to qualify for valuable tax credit opportunities. Siegel will focus specifically ... Read More

Former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns Joins alliantgroup as New Chairman of Agriculture

HOUSTON, July 13, 2017 – alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy in the area of government-sponsored credits and incentives, is proud to announce the addition of former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns as the firm’s new Chairman of Agriculture. A former Governor and U.S. Senator representing the state of Nebraska, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts Superhero Celebration with Leukemia Texas

HOUSTON, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a national tax consultancy, will host a superhero-themed celebration with Leukemia Texas today. Leukemia Texas is a non-profit organization that helps hundreds of children each year by supporting leukemia research and patient aid. alliantgroup will be hosting the event for over forty Leukemia Texas children who are currently undergoing chemotherapy and their families ... Read More

alliantgroup Expands Tax Deduction Service Line for American Made Goods

HOUSTON, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the expansion of the firm's Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD) service line. First implemented in 2005, DPAD is a federal tax incentive designed to reward companies that manufacture and produce their goods in the United States rather ... Read More

alliantgroup Launches 1603 Renewable Energy Service Line

HOUSTON, June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, and alliantNational, the firm's Washington, D.C. based national office, are proud to announce the launch of a new Section 1603 renewable energy grants service line. Originally passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Section 1603 is ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav announce promotions of Bridgette Brashear and Ryan Blackmon

HOUSTON, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy, is proud to announce the promotion of Bridgette Brashear and Ryan Blackmon to Director and Associate Director respectively. Both individuals have helped grow alliantgroup into the premier specialty tax services consultancy that it is today. Braeshear joined the firm in 2012 while Blackmon joined in 2013. Brashear began her career ... Read More

alliantgroup Celebrates International Yoga Day with Rooftop Celebration

HOUSTON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy for government-sponsored tax credits and incentives, is proud to celebrate International Yoga Day today. As part of the firm's ongoing mission of health and wellness, employees are invited to join a yoga class on the rooftop of the parking garage tonight. The rooftop yoga will be led by Houston-based ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Incentives for IT Companies

HOUSTON, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Executive Vice President Sonny Grover and alliantgroup Director Wilbur Suggs will be hosting a free webinar tomorrow entitled "Government Incentives for IT Companies" at 12:00 pm CDT. During this webinar, Grover and Suggs will discuss why IT solution providers, IT resellers and other technology firms can qualify for valuable tax incentive opportunities. Our government ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Captive Insurance

HOUSTON, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup National Director of Tax Steven Miller and Managing Director of Tax Controversy John Dies will be hosting a webinar with Bloomberg BNA entitled "Captive Insurance—The New IRS Approach" this Thursday at 10:30 am CDT to discuss Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of small captive insurance arrangements. Many small and mid-size businesses use captive insurance companies ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator John Cornyn and over 100 CEOs, Executives, Policy Experts, and Accounting and Finance Partners at Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn and over 100 professionals, including current and former heads of state, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered over the past two days for alliantgroup's Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—the latest event in alliantgroup's Think Tank series. Senator Cornyn gave the keynote address ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Honor 13 Team Members with “Blue a” Awards for Excellence and Leadership

HOUSTON, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce the winners of the company's "Blue a" Awards in leadership and excellence. alliantgroup's 'Blue a' Awards are handed out biannually by the executive management team in recognition of the employees that best epitomize the firm's core ... Read More

alliantgroup Joins The Monitoring Association as an Associate Member

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 ... Read More

alliantgroup Applauds Bipartisan Tax Bill Introduced by Senators Coons and Roberts

HOUSTON, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup would like to applaud U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) for the introduction of the Invent and Manufacture in America Act. If signed into law, this bipartisan tax bill would provide a tax cut for companies that conduct research and development in the U.S. and also domestically manufacture products resulting from ... Read More

AHTD and alliantgroup Announce Strategic Business Partnership

HOUSTON, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the premier provider of specialty tax services, is proud to announce its new strategic business partnership with the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD). AHTD is devoted to enhancing the productivity and efficiency of high technology automation solution providers and manufacturers. The organization seeks to deliver the tools that ... Read More

alliantgroup Updates Its Cutting Edge Software epFace to Meet EnergyPlus Version 8.7

HOUSTON, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is updating its proprietary software epFace to be compatible with EnergyPlus 8.7. First developed in 2014, epFace allows alliantgroup to optimize its energy modeling calculations, which are used to qualify the 179D tax deduction received by its clients. Architecture, engineering or construction firms that improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings are eligible for ... Read More

alliantgroup Expands Tax Credit Service Line for Hiring Veterans

HOUSTON, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services, has expanded a key service line that will help put unemployed and disabled veterans back to work. In addition to the firm's longstanding efforts in helping businesses claim incentives such as the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and the Section ... Read More

alliantgroup Celebrates National Running Day

HOUSTON, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the firm's ongoing health and wellness initiative, alliantgroup is proud to celebrate National Running Day. This annual event is held nationwide on the first Wednesday in June and is a designated time for participants to reaffirm their passion for running. Today marks the third year that alliantgroup's Health and Wellness Program has ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Greg Knarr to Speak at Michigan Association of CPAs Event

HOUSTON, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director Greg Knarr will be speaking tomorrow, June 7, at 5:40 p.m. E.T. at an event hosted by the Michigan Association of CPAs. The annual West Michigan Management Information & Business Show covers topical issues such as the federal tax plans of the new administration and what business decision-makers need to know about cybersecurity ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Dean Zerbe Releases Official Statement Over the President’s Budget

HOUSTON, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Zerbe, the National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee released his statement on the president's proposed budget. While presidential budgets are never adopted as drafted by Congress, in his full statement Zerbe highlights their importance in signaling the administration's priorities. "Presidential budgets are still important ... Read More

alliantgroup is Now an Employer Partner of Emory University

HOUSTON, June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the premier provider of specialty services, is proud to announce that it has become a Dooley Employee Partner of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1836, Emory University is one of the most prestigious research universities in the nation with over 4,500 students graduating each year. The institution ... Read More

alliantgroup is Now a National Associate Member of NTMA

HOUSTON, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of government sponsored tax credits and incentives, is proud to announce that it has become a National Associate Member of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). Founded in 1943, NTMA is composed of 1,300 small-to-medium-sized American manufacturing companies representing $30 billion in annual sales. NTMA exists to help custom ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Rick Lazio to Speak at DMJ & Co. Event

HOUSTON, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio will be speaking today at 4 p.m. ET at an event hosted by DMJ & Co., PLLC at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. During his presentation "Washington Update: Tax Reform Insights," Lazio will discuss the White House's current tax reform proposal and ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Incentives for Work on Public Schools

HOUSTON, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives Andy Gerstenhaber will be hosting a free webinar next Tuesday entitled "Tax Benefits for Working on Public Schools" at 12:00 p.m. CDT to discuss how construction firms and contractors can benefit from the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Deduction. Many times builders and contractors are unaware that they can claim a federal deduction for work done to government-owned buildings. Work ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Chuck Wilson to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Chuck Wilson, Executive Director of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. Wilson brings to the firm over 35 years of experience as both an industry advocate and subject matter expert on the latest technology trends. As one of the newest ... Read More

The Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) has Named alliantgroup its Select Sponsor for Tax Credits and Incentives Services

HOUSTON, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a national tax consultancy, has helped over 20,000 companies claim more than $5 billion in incentives such as the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. PMPA is the leading association representing the precision machined products industry. The organization supports legislative and regulatory changes that help to keep the manufacturing industry competitive on the ... Read More

CEO Dhaval Jadav Welcomes Mike Jain to alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON , May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Mike Jain, founder and partner at Jain and Jain, P.C. Accountants and Tax Consultants, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. A longtime CPA and a current and former member of several business and accounting boards, Mr. Jain brings with him decades of financial experience and ... Read More

alliantgroup Announces New Tax Reform Blog

HOUSTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of government sponsored tax credits and incentives, is proud to announce the rollout of the firm's new tax reform blog. As the debate over tax reform heats up in Washington D.C., alliantgroup is looking to ensure that U.S. businesses remain up to date on ... Read More

alliantgroup to Host Webinar on Tax Incentives for Software and Tech Development

HOUSTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup Managing Director Michael Siegel will be hosting a free webinar tomorrow entitled "Industry Secrets: The Best Tax Credit for Software Developers" at 12:00 pm CDT to discuss how software and technology companies can benefit from the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. Due to regulatory changes and landmark tax legislation, the R&D Tax ... Read More

alliantgroup Director Matthew Noll Receives the CEO Blue ‘a’ Award of Leadership

HOUSTON , May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of government sponsored tax credits and incentives, is proud to announce that Senior Director Matthew Noll has been awarded the firm's CEO Blue 'a' Award for Leadership. The award, which is handed out personally by alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav, has only been given ... Read More

alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav Announce New STEM Scholarship Program

HOUSTON, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of government sponsored tax credits and incentives, is proud to announce the rollout of the firm's new STEM scholarship program. alliantgroup will be offering five $10,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2017 to students interested in pursuing a career in STEM (science, technology, ... Read More

Former Congressman Rick Lazio Named alliantgroup Senior Vice President

HOUSTON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Congressman Rick Lazio has been named Senior Vice President of alliantgroup, a national tax consultancy. The four-term Representative from New York has been a member of alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board since 2011, offering his unique economic and policy expertise for the benefit of U.S. businesses. In his new position, Lazio will be taking ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Leaders Present Tax Policy to California Executives at Post-Election Event for the Ben Franklin Forum

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 11, California business owners, CPAs and financial advisors gathered for an exclusive Post-Election Economic, Legislative & Policy Update co-hosted by the Ben Franklin Forum and alliantgroup, a leading tax consultancy and the nation's premier provider of government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. The early morning event included presentations from former IRS Commissioner ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry and over 100 CEOs, Executives, Policy Experts, and Accounting and Finance Partners at Post-Election Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From November 9-10, U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry and over 100 professionals, including current and former heads of state, executive officers, U.S. business leaders, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup's Post-Election Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—the latest event in alliantgroup's ThinkTank series. During the two day event, economic and ... Read More

The Houston Chronicle Lists alliantgroup as a Top Workplace for 2016

alliantgroup Places Second Overall in the Midsize Companies Category, with Talent Director Kim Tardy Taking Home the Leadership Award HOUSTON, TX (November 4, 2016) – alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been placed second overall in the Midsize Companies Category in the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces for 2016. This is the second year in a row alliantgroup has ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator Christopher Coons and over 100 CEOs, Executives, Policy Experts, and Accounting and Finance Partners at Latest Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From June 16th-17th, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) and over 100 professionals, including current and former heads of state, executive officers and leaders of U.S. businesses, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup's Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—the latest event in alliantgroup's ThinkTank series. During the two day event, ... Read More

alliantgroup and SIIA Co-Host Software and Technology CEO Roundtable

HOUSTON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 18th, over 40 software and technology CEOs and executives gathered in Houston to participate in an exclusive, invite-only roundtable co-hosted by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of government-sponsored tax credits and incentives to the software and technology industry. The event's key speakers included former ... Read More

Former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio Appointed alliantgroup Senior Director

HOUSTON, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce that former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio has been appointed as a Senior Director for the firm. A former four-term congressman representing New York's 2nd district, Lazio has been a member of alliantgroup's Strategic Advisory Board since 2011, offering his unique insight and expertise for the benefit of American businesses ... Read More

PATH Act Extends Section 179D Deduction for Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings

HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Near the end of last year, Congress passed and the president signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a broader, bipartisan tax bill that extended (and in certain instances, made permanent) over 50 expiring provisions of the tax code. Among a host of other pro-business tax provisions, the bill included ... Read More

The Rainmaker Companies and alliantgroup Announce Exclusive Partnership

Houston, TX [January 12, 2016] The Rainmaker Companies, a leading international association of accountants and advisors, is proud to announce its first ever exclusive partnership with alliantgroup, a leading tax consultant and the nation’s premier provider of government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. An organization devoted to the growth of accounting firms and their clients respectively, Rainmaker’s first-time exclusive partnership with ... Read More

President Signs Tax Extenders Bill, Makes R&D Tax Credit Permanent

HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 18, the president signed into law tax extenders legislation that will extend over 50 expired provisions of the tax code, including several key pro-business initiatives. Among the most vital aspects of the legislation, the extenders bill will expand and make permanent the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit, providing U.S. companies much ... Read More

Congress Reaches Deal on Tax Extenders, Makes R&D Tax Credit Permanent

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Congress reached a deal on tax extenders legislation that will extend over 50 expired provisions of the tax code and will expand and make permanent the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. alliantgroup applauds the final extenders package, declaring the legislation a major victory for U.S. businesses. "Today's announcement will no doubt be ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Congressman and New House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady at Latest Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From November 9th-10th, U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and over 100 professionals, including current and former heads of state, executive officers and leaders of U.S. businesses, CPA partners and business advisors from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup's Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—the latest event in alliantgroup's ThinkTank series. During the two day event, ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Kathy Petronchak Reappointed to AICPA Tax Executive Committee

HOUSTON, Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the reappointment of Kathy Petronchak, the firm's Director of IRS Practice & Procedure, to the American Institute of CPAs Tax Executive Committee for 2016. Currently a member of the firm's alliantNational office in Washington D.C., Petronchak has a combined 35 years of experience in directing IRS compliance activities and ... Read More

alliantgroup Welcomes Three Former IRS Leaders as Advisors to the alliantNational Office

HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup is proud to announce the additions of former IRS leaders Howard Lewis, Dorothy Taylor and Ron Cerruti as advisors to the firm's alliantNational office in Washington, D.C. All three are former managers with over 30 years of experience at the Service and will add to alliantNational's growing bench of former IRS personnel, offering ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator David Vitter at Headquarters in Houston

HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 20, alliantgroup hosted U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) in a meeting on tax policy issues and their impact on Louisiana at the firm's headquarters in Houston. In a roundtable discussion that included Louisiana business owners as well as former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance ... Read More

Tax Extenders Clear the Senate Finance Committee With Expansions for the R&D Tax Credit and Section 179D

HOUSTON, TX. JULY 22, 2015 - On Tuesday, July 21, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee cleared tax extenders legislation that, if passed by Congress, would extend and expand both the R&D Tax Credit and the Section 179D tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings. alliantgroup applauds the proposed extenders bill, declaring both the extension and expansion of these tax incentives a ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and Over 100 CEOs, Executives, Policy Experts, and Accounting and Finance Partners at Latest Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, TEXAS. JULY 6, 2015 - From June 29-30, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and over 100 professionals representing CPAs and businesses from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup's Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit—the latest event in alliantgroup's ThinkTank series. During the two-day event, economic and policy experts alike gathered to provide their forecast for anticipated legislative action, U.S. economic ... Read More

alliantgroup Creates State of the Art Software to Capture Tax Deductions for Energy Efficient Building Design

HOUSTON, TX. JUNE 4, 2015 – In its ongoing quest to provide best-in-class services to its clients, alliantgroup is proud to announce the release of its new proprietary software interface, epFace, which allows the firm to optimize its modeling calculations for energy based tax deductions. alliantgroup works with firms that design and develop technical specifications to help them claim tax ... Read More

alliantNational Opens in Washington D.C.

HOUSTON, TX. MAY 12, 2015 - alliantgroup is proud to announce the launch of alliantNational in Washington, D.C. The formation of alliantNational represents a bold step for the firm, expanding the overall scope and direction of the company's specialty tax services. In addition to the firm's current work in identifying valuable federal and state tax incentives, alliantNational offers a number ... Read More

alliantgroup’s Steven Miller and Dean Zerbe Participate in ABA Captive Insurance Roundtable

HOUSTON, TX. MARCH 4, 2015 - On Monday, March 2, former IRS Acting Commissioner and alliantgroup National Director of Tax, Steven Miller, and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and alliantgroup National Managing Director, Dean Zerbe, participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA). Joined by seven other experts in the realm of ... Read More

Former IRS Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner Catherine Barre Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, TX. FEBRUARY 18, 2015 - alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Catherine Barre, former Senior Advisor to the IRS Deputy Commissioner, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. An executive with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Barre will be working with the firm’s alliantnational office in Washington D.C. Barre will be ... Read More

Jackie Buck Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, TX. FEBRUARY 4, 2015 - alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Jackie Buck, Vice President of Finance and Administration at Harper Construction, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. A longtime executive, Buck brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm and is recognized nationally as a leading expert within the construction industry. As a member ... Read More

New Research Credit Regulations Bring Clarity and Broader Application for Software

HOUSTON, TX. JANUARY 26, 2015 - In what is being hailed as a major win for the software industry, on January 16th the U.S. Department of Treasury issued new regulations regarding the development of software and its eligibility for the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit. The new regulations both clarify and narrow the definition of “Internal Use Software” (IUS), ... Read More

ACEC Illinois Announces Partnership With alliantgroup

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois is proud to welcome alliantgroup, a leading tax consultant and the nation's premier provider of government-sponsored tax credits and incentives to their organization. "ACEC Illinois is devoted to the success of our state's engineering firms," said Dave Bender, Executive Director of ACEC Illinois. "We seek to ... Read More

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator John Cornyn and more than 75 CPAs and Business Owners at Latest Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2014 From October 27th-28th, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and more than 75 professionals representing CPAs and businesses from across the nation gathered for alliantgroup's Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit – the latest event in alliantgroup's ThinkTank series. During the two day event, economic and policy experts including former Alabama Governor Bob Riley; former U.S. Congressmen Jim Ramstad ... Read More

Suder v. IRS: Big Tax Court Win for Small Businesses and R&D Tax Credit

HOUSTON, TX (OCTOBER 13,2014) In a decision that is being regarded as a major win for U.S. business owners, in the case of Suder v. IRS, the U.S. Tax Court has reaffirmed recent judicial precedent with respect to the R&D tax credit, reaffirming that businesses that are building on the work of others or performing applied research may be eligible ... Read More

Executive Director for the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC) John Corcoran Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board

HOUSTON, TX - September 24, 2014— alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of John Corcoran, Executive Director for the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board. A long time CPA and executive within the construction industry, Corcoran brings over three decades of financial and consulting experience to the firm. As a member of alliantgroup's Strategic ... Read More

Former IRS Executive Kathy Petronchak Joins alliantgroup’s Tax Controversy Practice

HOUSTON, January 10, 2014— alliantgroup is proud to announce the appointment of Kathy Petronchak, former IRS Commissioner of Small Business/Self- Employed Division (SB/SE), as the firm's Director of IRS Practice & Procedure. Petronchak brings with her 34 years of experience in directing IRS compliance activities and providing tax controversy services. In her new role, Petronchak will be reaching out to ... Read More

Former IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller Joins alliantgroup

alliantgroup is proud to announce the appointment of former IRS Acting Commissioner, Steven T. Miller, as the firm's National Director of Tax. In a career devoted to government service, Miller has spent the last 25 years with the IRS, serving the agency in a number of diverse and increasingly important roles. In his new position, Miller will be leading alliantgroup's ... Read More