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alliantgroup Hosts Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge at its Technology, Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit
During the two day conference, attendees were treated to a series of panels covering some of the most critical issues facing U.S. policymakers. Such topics included the impact of technology on the American workforce, the growing importance of […]
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 legislation and regulatory changes from the Department of Treasury, the IRS and state tax authorities.
Led by 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, alliantNational is comprised of a world-class team of seasoned former IRS executives, key congressional staff, technical experts and experienced litigators. Experts in law and the legislative process, alliantNational has experience in providing services on a wide […]
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 to serve as the leader of the entire R&D Implementation Department—the division responsible for the firm’s Research and Development Tax Credit services—Noll will be working with the management team to implement future strategic endeavors and to further develop the entire organization.
“This promotion is an exciting step in my career-long journey with alliantgroup,” said Noll. “I have seen us accomplish some amazing things on behalf of U.S. businesses during my tenure at alliantgroup and I am looking forward to this new role and […]
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, the bill as it stands represents a major attempt by congressional Republicans to overhaul the tax code. If signed into law, the legislation would be the most sweeping tax reform the nation has seen in over three decades.
The bill, which was co-sponsored by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), would implement a series of policy changes intended to spark economic growth, support middle-class families, create jobs, simplify the tax code, and level the playing field for American workers and small businesses. […]
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 the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many displaced Texans needed temporary housing and support to help rebuild their lives. Like many other proud Americans, several directors at alliantgroup looked at the tragedy and wanted to do something to help those devastated by the storm.
“I have been fortunate. I’ve had countless friends and angels help me along the way and I’m immensely thankful for the support I’ve received over the years,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “Many of my friends, family members and alliantgroup clients are still […]
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 winners are Julie Robbins, a Senior Associate in the R&D Implementation Department, and Sonni Szymczak, a Senior Associate in the Client Relations Department.
“The ‘Blue a’ Award for Excellence recognizes our employees who have been true drivers for our firm,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “I have often said that the single most important attribute in determining the success of an organization is the quality of its people. At alliantgroup, we publically acknowledge the contributions of our employees who have helped make […]
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 or envelope can qualify for a powerful tax deduction known as the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, commonly known as the Section 179D deduction.
Many contractors are taking advantage of this incentive for the work they have already completed. Public buildings such as K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, stadiums, offices, correctional facilities and other types of government-owned buildings (be they owned at the federal, state or local levels) can qualify contractors for the deduction. […]
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 at Houston yoga events. Yoga classes have been part of alliantgroup’s dynamic Health and Wellness Program for many years to promote the firm’s culture of employee wellbeing. The program is a major reason why alliantgroup has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal and as one of the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces.
“Our company’s investment in health and wellness goes hand-in-hand with investing in our employees,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “These events help to build camaraderie […]
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 and gives taxpayers who qualify a potential partial safe harbor in calculating the Research and Development Tax Credit. However, the new directive leaves many open questions.
That the IRS would create such a safe harbor is encouraging, but many taxpayers looking for certainty in their credit calculations will not be able to take advantage. In order to use the directive, certain requirements must be met:
1) Taxpayers must have assets of at least $10 million
2) Taxpayers must have certified financial statements that expense R&D pursuant to ASC 730 […]
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 for the honor after she was nominated by multiple alliantgroup employees. A panel of Burnett Specialists is tasked with reviewing all nominations and Tardy was selected as a winner based off the strength of the submitted nominations from her colleagues.
“This award means so much to me,” said Tardy. “To be nominated for the award by my colleagues truly makes this extra special. However, this award represents the great work of all of our leaders. It is the strongest reaffirmation of the […]