1904, 2018

Tom Ridge: Election security is not the only security

By |April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Joe Uchill, March 27

Election security is sucking up all the oxygen in policy conversations these days. Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, worries Congress is letting other aspects of cybersecurity slip through the cracks.

Quoted: “No one thinks democracy is as important as Tom Ridge,” he said, “but our economic security is at stake.“

“We should be as obsessed with cybersecurity as we are with elections,” said Ridge, also a former Pennsylvania Governor and a recent add to the board of alliantgroup, which helps find tax rebates for cybersecurity firms.

  • Ridge worries that broad cybersecurity threats to businesses and critical infrastructure are being thrust to the wayside while lawmakers focus most of their attention on election security.
  • He believes lawmakers will need to focus on more than one aspect of cybersecurity at a time, which has so far […]
1604, 2018

Engineering, Procurement & Construction Companies

By |April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attention: Engineering, Procurement & Construction Companies

We work with engineering, procurement & construction companies to identify powerful government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. alliantgroup’s specialty tax services allow businesses to reduce pending or past tax liability and receive cash back for qualifying activities.


  • Developing new or improved construction methods and designs with respect to a variety of functional and performance criteria
  • Fabrication of equipment, pipes or other materials used within a facility
  • Designing and building test equipment and facilities to meet fuel economy and emission standards
  • Evaluation of pipe sizing and routing to achieve pressure and flow specifications

If […]

604, 2018

Tax Reform And U.S. Manufacturing

By |April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 6, 2018
by Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup Chief Executive Officer and
Rick Lazio, former U.S. Congressman and alliantgroup Senior Vice President
Manufacturing Business Technology

At the end of last year, Congress passed and the president signed into law the most comprehensive reform of the tax code in over a generation. From reductions in corporate and individual rates to changes regarding popular incentives, the implementation of the new bill is set to create a host of new opportunities for manufacturers.

To better understand the new law, we’ve offered a few highlights on the opportunities that exist to add valuable dollars for reinvestment. We’ve also provided a few specific strategies and tax incentive changes businesses should consider to put themselves in the most tax efficient position.

Reduced Tax Rates for Corporations

A central piece of this […]

404, 2018

Tax Credits for System Integrators

By |April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


CEOs, CFOs, Presidents or Partners of System Integration Companies



Thursday, April 12th, 2018 12:00 – 12:30 pm CT


Are you claiming all that you are entitled to? Before you write a check to the IRS, join us for a free webinar discussing the substantial tax-saving opportunities available to systems integrators and solution providers. The new tax reform bill has strengthened and expanded access to a number of valuable government-sponsored incentives designed to keep system integrators competitive and help them attract top technical talent.

Join alliantgroup Director Greg Knarr on April 12th at 12:00 pm CT to learn how your business can take advantage of these incentives! During the presentation, Knarr […]

204, 2018

Tax Reform: What Systems Integrators Need to Know This Year and Beyond

By |April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

March 13, 2018

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed the playing field for U.S. businesses – and systems integrators are poised to benefit. From reduced rates for corporations and pass-throughs to new rules regarding popular incentives, the tax reform bill has created a host of new opportunities, and systems integrators should be planning now to best leverage these changes.

With tax season in full swing, here are a few highlights from the tax reform bill that you should consider in your immediate and future business planning.

Benefits for Pass-Throughs: Lower Rates, AMT Relief, and a New Deduction
Through three key changes, the new legislation provides relief for systems integrators organized as pass-throughs:

  1. The new law maintains the seven-tax-bracket structure for individual tax rates and reduces the rates for several brackets while setting a new top rate […]
2803, 2018

By |March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2703, 2018

Tax Savings for Fabricators

By |March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Tax Reform is Benefitting U.S. Fabricators and Manufacturers


CEOs, CFOs, presidents or partners of fabricating and manufacturing companies



Thursday, April 5th, 2018 12:00 – 12:30 pm CT


A number of recent pro-taxpayer changes have resulted in substantial tax saving opportunities for fabricators and manufacturers. The new tax reform bill has strengthened and expanded access to a valuable government-sponsored incentive – and due to their everyday projects, fabricating and manufacturing companies are among the major beneficiaries of these incentives. 

On April 5th, alliantgroup Director Greg Knarr will be hosting a webinar on the new incentive opportunities for this industry. During the presentation, Knarr will cover how the tax reform bill has […]

2103, 2018

From the Desk of Rick Lazio

By |March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you to those who attended my presentation at FMA’s Annual Meeting. Based on FMA member feedback, below is a recap of the information I discussed…

I covered the recent tax reform bill’s impact on American manufacturers and highlighted key areas where the legislation stands to benefit the industry. In addition to lower corporate rates, the bill extends, strengthens or keeps in place a number of vital incentives, making the manufacturing sector one of the main beneficiaries of this legislation.

Here are a few key highlights regarding the new law:

  • The R&D Tax Credit- strengthens the credit due to the elimination of corporate AMT and the curbing of the number of companies affected by individual AMT
2103, 2018

Former DHS chief Ridge promotes R&D tax credit for cyber developers

By |March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

March 21, 2018
by Charlie Mitchell
Inside Cybersecurity

Tom Ridge, the first Homeland Security secretary and former governor of Pennsylvania, has signed on as the new Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology at alliantgroup, where he will focus on encouraging smaller entities to use the federal research and development tax credit to develop cybersecurity products.

“I appreciate the opportunity to be on the alliantgroup board. In my experience as governor and at DHS, I always liked incentivizing good behavior,” Ridge said. “Alliantgroup has identified a niche around the permanent R&D tax credit that seems to fit well with the cybersecurity sector.”

The former DHS secretary also discussed deterrence, software liability and other issues in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday with Inside Cybersecurity.

Ridge is the founder and chairman of Ridge Global, which offers an array of cybersecurity consulting services including […]

2103, 2018

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology

By |March 21st, 2018|Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOUSTON, TX (March 21, 2018) – alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tom Ridge to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology. Serving as the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005 and as the former Governor of Pennsylvania, Gov. Ridge brings to the firm his wealth of experience as a public servant and his extensive expertise on a range of policy issues such as cybersecurity, technology, education and economic development.

As alliantgroup’s new Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology, Gov. Ridge will leverage his knowledge of cybersecurity issues for the benefit of tech-based clients as well as to guide the firm’s outreach on the various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of cybersecurity and technology companies.

“From his time […]

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