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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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Arena. alliantgroup will also be in attendance at Emory University’s Fall 2017 Career & Internship Fair from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Woodruff Physical Education Center. The events will give students the opportunity to learn more about alliantgroup, including its core mission, generous benefits and unique company culture.
For students interested in pursuing a career with alliantgroup, the firm provides its employees with a dynamic and team-oriented work environment and gives its employees the chance to do consultation work that strengthens U.S. businesses […]
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 to 4:00 pm and on Saturday, September 30th from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. alliantgroup representatives will be available on both days to consult NIBA and PTDA members on potential tax credit and incentive opportunities.
While the associations represent different industries, with PTDA representing industrial power and transmission companies and NIBA serving as a voice for industrial distributors and fabricators, companies within both industries are excellent candidates for valuable government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. During the event, alliantgroup’s representatives will be available to answer any questions and offer a free assessment […]
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.
The presentation, “The World After Avrahami,” will take place on Tuesday, August 29th at 12:00 pm CT and will be hosted by Steven Miller, former IRS Acting Commissioner and alliantgroup National Director of Tax, and John Dies, alliantgroup Managing Director of Tax Controversy.
Avrahami is the first major case in the area of micro-captive insurance and will have substantial implications for the industry. During this presentation, Miller and Dies will cover the Tax Court’s decision, how […]
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 a very fact intensive ruling, meaning taxpayers should be cautious when trying to extract general rules or holdings from the case.
As part of its broader ruling on the Avrahami’s micro-captive, the court held that the risk distribution requirements for insuring either related or unrelated entities were not met and that the arrangement was found to not constitute insurance. However, when it comes to the decision over risk distribution, there are two key takeaways for taxpayers. First, the court did not offer its opinion on the number of […]
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) related fields.
As a result of the high demand but short supply of qualified workers in this area, STEM careers have become some of the most lucrative professions in the modern economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2014 the annual mean wage for all STEM occupations was $85,570, which is more than double the average of all other professions. The same agency also predicts that STEM job opportunities will grow by 13 percent over […]