10 06, 2015

Construction and Engineering Firms Reach to the Sky—Just Like Their Tax Credits

June 10th, 2015|alliantgroup|

Our nation’s economy and infrastructure constantly evolve. As these landscapes shift and transform, two industries are at the forefront of innovation and modernization. These are the engineering and multidisciplinary firms that design the industrial, civil, commercial, residential and medical structures […]

5 06, 2015

Bloomberg Business: Look Who’s Driving R&D Now

June 5th, 2015|alliantgroup|

American Businesses Boost Spending While the Government Cuts Back on Research

As the U.S. moves into year six of its economic recovery, for many businesses, it appears to have been the recovery that never was. With stagnate wages, low worker productivity […]

2 06, 2015

Oil and Gas Companies Balance Oversupply Losses with R&D Tax Benefits

June 2nd, 2015|alliantgroup|

The increase in global supply, declining domestic demand and swelling competition over the last year is taking its toll on U.S. oil and gas companies, from giant enterprises to small family-run operations. While prices remain low, companies in the industry […]

8 04, 2015

Proposed California R&D Tax Legislation a Potential Big Win for Start-ups and State Businesses

April 8th, 2015|alliantgroup|

California’s economy and overall job growth has benefitted significantly over the years due to the innovative work of start-up companies. Now, to further encourage some of the biggest drivers of both jobs and corporate ingenuity, one state representative is proposing […]

20 02, 2015

Texas Comptroller Proposes New R&D Credit Rule

February 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Texas Comptroller’s office has proposed new rules for the R&D tax credit. The rules would expand the time period during which you may claim the credit in the event of an acquisition or transfer of a controlling interest. This […]

2 06, 2014

Surprise Change To R&D Tax Credit Rules Is Big Help For Small Business

June 2nd, 2014|alliantgroup|

Posted in Forbes June 2nd, 2014:
It is a rare day that small and medium business owners view news from the IRS and Treasury as a good thing.  Today is different – different in a big way.  Today – Treasury announced regulations (TD 9666) that […]

7 03, 2014

Politicians don’t understand the economics of video games

March 7th, 2014|alliantgroup|

Original Post Date: March 7, 2014
Former adviser to the Senate Finance Committee Dean Zerbe adds that the elimination of the permanent R&D credit for software companies would be a “real blow” to US game developers.
Simply stated, many legislators on Capitol […]

2 08, 2013

Should You be Claiming the R&D Tax Credit?

August 2nd, 2013|alliantgroup|

Originally Posted August 2, 2013
Every small business that spends money for Research and Development (R&D) for new products should be aware of the IRS tax credit that could substantially reduce their tax liability.

According to the IRS, “The expenditures of Research […]

26 07, 2013

Level Up! Tax incentives can take your business farther

July 26th, 2013|alliantgroup|

Originally posted: July 26, 2013

Even though software companies are constantly modifying and enhancing their processes to develop better and more advanced products and applications, too many companies are still struggling to succeed in our slowly recovering economy.

The research and development […]

28 03, 2013

Eight Myths That Keep Small Businesses From Claiming The R&D Tax Credit

March 28th, 2013|alliantgroup|

Originally posted in forbes.com on 3/28/13 by Dean Zerbe.
With tax filing season in full swing and business owners looking at higher tax bills this year, it is all the more important to understand and use the biggest tax credit available […]