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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 credits for tax year 2016 and that 2015 credits are now available for fiscal year filers.
“This is tremendous news for Illinois businesses,” said alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav. “Now these companies will be able to invest and strategize around the credit knowing that it will be available for the foreseeable future. With this extension, the state’s government has provided much-needed certainty for Illinois business owners.”
The extension of the state R&D tax credit has many benefits for Illinois’s economy and […]
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 fields. The program is available to recent high school students.
“When we first announced the program, the intent was to encourage our youth to once again take an interest in STEM-based education,” said alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav. “STEM-oriented fields are truly the future of our economy, yet study after study shows that the U.S. is suffering from a serious shortage in the number of people entering the workforce with a strong STEM skillset. It’s a disturbing trend for […]
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.
For contract manufacturers and job shops performing work related to metalworking, machine fabrication, die casting, precision machining, tool and die and numerous other activities, the R&D Tax Credit represents an excellent opportunity to put immediate […]
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 every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development.
In his new position, Johanns will play a key role in guiding the firm’s outreach on the various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of the agricultural industry. With his lifetime of public service and extensive network within the sector, Johanns will be alliantgroup’s main advisor for the industry […]
HOUSTON, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup, a premier consultancy for specialty tax incentives, is proud to announce the promotion of Gurleen Singh to Associate Director. Singh started as an Associate at alliantgroup in 2014 and quickly progressed to Senior Associate later that year.
Singh graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and then received her law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 2011. After working at a civil law firm, she joined alliantgroup’s R&D Tax Credit implementation team. “Gurleen has continuously invested in our firm and our clients and has taken the time to lead by example. Her incredible ability to collaborate and build relationships has led to both internal and external Raving Fans,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO.
Singh primarily works on R&D tax studies for manufacturers and mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors. […]
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. The event will include face painting, balloon art, games and most of all, superheroes. There will also be a picture wall where children can take photos with a “real-life” Batman, Wonder Woman and other superhero favorites.
alliantgroup also will be assembling patient care packages for the children beforehand that include lip balm, coloring books, stickers and other comfort items. “We are excited to partner with Leukemia Texas! Our focus for this event is not only to increase awareness and show our support of this great cause, but also […]
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 than outsourcing overseas. The deduction is available to businesses that engage in domestic manufacturing and production activities, allowing qualifying companies to receive an up to 9 percent tax deduction on income earned from qualified production activities.
“In a time when there is a heavy emphasis placed on buying and producing American made goods, our firm felt it was important to expand our efforts with respect to DPAD,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “DPAD is an excellent way to […]
HOUSTON, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and CPAs, financial advisors, business leaders and heads of associations gathered for an exclusive Economic and Tax Policy Summit hosted by alliantgroup in Des Moines, Iowa. The event included an interactive town hall session with Senator Grassley that focused on congressional priorities over the coming months and other important economic and tax policy issues impacting Iowa businesses.
During his keynote presentation, Senator Grassley provided an update on where Congress stood on key legislative priorities such as healthcare, tax reform and a new budget bill. According to Grassley, healthcare currently sits at the top of the agenda, with a vote on the Senate healthcare bill expected later […]
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 a green energy subsidy program created by Congress to reimburse grant recipients for a portion of the cost to install certain types of energy systems at business locations. The Section 1603 grant is available in lieu of other energy tax incentives such as the Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC), but has the benefit of being a cash grant, unlike the non-refundable ITC and PTC […]
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 at alliantgroup after graduating from college and, in a few short years, rose from Associate to Director on the Business Development team. “Bridgette’s ascension to Director has been nothing short of spectacular. She displays a drive, passion and intelligence that is second to none, and she has driven the Business Development team to unprecedented heights,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO.
Blackmon started at alliantgroup after earning his MBA from Baylor University. He was promoted from Senior Associate […]