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2109, 2017

Tax Incentives for Industrial Distributors, Value-Added Resellers and High Technology Manufacturers

By |September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September 19, 2017
by Michael Siegel, alliantgroup Managing Director

Now more than ever, businesses rely on automation to run their industrial facilities and supply chains. It is a trend that is decades in the making and will only intensify as the Internet of Things and automated technologies play a bigger role in our factories.

However, the benefits of these technologies extend to more than just higher production rates. The steps taken to implement these advancements can have an immediate financial impact for industrial distributors, manufacturers and value-added resellers—and it is all thanks to one lucrative tax incentive.

The R&D Tax Credit: The Rewards for Enhancing Automated Efficiency

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit is one of the most valuable provisions of the tax code, and due to changing laws and regulations, the credit has evolved […]

1809, 2017

Kathy Petronchak Addresses the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on Potential IRS Reforms

By |September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 on an issue that I know many of you are passionate about – reform of the IRS and its compliance burdens placed on small businesses.

During the hearing, Kathy eloquently laid out the frustrations that many of you have voiced over the years when dealing with the Service. Specifically, Kathy highlighted these six issues:

1) The decreased use of alternative dispute resolution processes

2) Emerging issues in an independent Appeals process

3) The lack of transparency […]

1509, 2017

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

By |September 15th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 Director of SIIA’s Software & Services Division. Together, Wasch and Collier have spent their careers advocating for the software and tech industry and are committed to helping these companies stay competitive in an increasingly competitive global market.

“I am thrilled to announce these two new additions to our Strategic Advisory Board. Ken and Rhianna have decades of experience between them and understand how to help U.S. businesses in this space,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “Our Strategic […]

1409, 2017

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

By |September 14th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 the largest student run career fairs in the nation.

A firm that has a substantial number of clients in the fields of architecture, engineering and technology, alliantgroup representatives will be on-site to meet with students to discuss the career opportunities that exist for technical professionals at the company. Specifically, alliantgroup is looking for students with a strong STEM background that will be able to work with some of its top clients in the architecture, engineering and technology industries.

For students interested in pursuing a career at alliantgroup, […]

1309, 2017

Industry Secrets: Tax Breaks for IT Companies

By |September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


The CEOs, CFOs, presidents or partners of technology, communications, software, cybersecurity, military, defense and aerospace companies that have done work in either the public or private sector.



Wednesday, September 27th from 12:00 – 12:30 PM CT



From personal banking transactions to encrypted data, IT services and solutions have become a component of almost every industry. We are hosting an exclusive webinar for IT solution providers, IT resellers and other technology firms on the valuable government tax incentives that exist for this industry. alliantgroup Executive Vice President Sonny Grover and Managing Director Wilbur Suggs will discuss how businesses like yours can best take advantage of these incentive programs.

Powerful tax […]

1209, 2017

The R&D Tax Credit: A Valuable Opportunity for the IT Sector

By |September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September, 2017
by Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Managing Director
Varnex Insider Issue 71

Technology is advancing rapidly, and nowhere is this more evident than in the IT sector. From the Internet of Things to an increased reliance on automation and cloud-based solutions, technology is changing the way we do business.

This is obviously great news for the IT sector—and not just because their services will be in heavy demand for the foreseeable future. Due to the advancement of technology, there is a growing demand for the services of IT resellers, IT solution providers and other consultants within this industry, which has made many of these companies eligible for a valuable opportunity—and it is all thanks to one lucrative tax credit.

The R&D Tax Credit: Keeping Innovation and Jobs in the U.S.

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax […]

1209, 2017

alliantgroup Extends Deadline for STEM Scholarship Program

By |September 12th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 that has happened to our city and state, we felt that this was the right decision,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “Obviously, other priorities are taking precedent at the moment and people need time to get back on their feet. However, alliantgroup remains committed to the program and in encouraging our youth to pursue a STEM education.”

The program’s scholarships are available to recent high school students in the State of Texas that plan on […]

1109, 2017

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

By |September 11th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 manufacturers benefiting from the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit.

Already the largest and most powerful incentive available for U.S. manufacturers, these recent modifications have expanded the manufacturing sector’s access to the credit. In particular, these changes have had an immense impact on contract manufacturers and job shops. During his presentation, Knarr will cover why this particular segment of the manufacturing industry is benefiting from these changes and why the credit is an excellent opportunity for many […]

809, 2017

alliantgroup’s John Dies Named to ABA Captive Insurance Committee

By |September 8th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

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 and people will need to have the most up to date information in order to plan accordingly. By joining the committee, it is my hope to increase the awareness of the benefits of micro-captives and help taxpayers understand the steps they should be taking to ensure everything is done by the book and in line with IRS guidelines.”

A seasoned trial attorney, Dies brings to the committee years of first-hand experience in representing and working with taxpayers on micro-captive insurance compliance. He is a prominent […]

709, 2017

Internet of Things: Automation and the Tax Breaks That Come with It

By |September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

August 24, 2017
by Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Managing Director
Fabricating & Metalworking

The R&D Tax Credit is one of the most valuable tax breaks for U.S. manufacturers. It rewards work done to increase the efficiency of an automated factory system or ensure that multiple systems within a facility work as one. Let’s take a closer look into this credit’s true intent and see if it applies to your automation and system integration activities.

Despite the reports of doom and gloom over the years, U.S. manufacturing is in the midst of a major revival. But don’t take my word for it – just take a look at the latest numbers: It’s been estimated that more than half of U.S. manufacturing leaders are looking at a five percent or more increase in annual revenue over the next five […]

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