Press Releases

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

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 celebrated ... 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 deductions ... 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), or software that ... 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 provide ... 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 and ... 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 to ... 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