HOUSTON, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- alliantgroup, the nation's premier provider of specialty tax consulting services, today announced Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will participate as a special guest during the firm's upcoming Strategic, Tax, and Legislative Think Tank, taking place on January 10 and 11 in alliantgroup's Houston office. Senator Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and co-author of the Greater Research Opportunities with Tax Help Act of 2011 (GROWTH Act), will join several alliantgroup executives, advisors, and CPA firm partners for an in-depth discussion exploring the latest legislative and practical developments emerging from the Hill and the IRS.
"Senator Hatch's introduction of the GROWTH Act is vital legislation for small and medium-sized businesses because it aims to simplify and make the R&D tax credit permanent. This will promote greater and wider use of this stimulus for jobs and economic growth," said former IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson, alliantgroup Vice Chairman. "The Senator has long been a leading champion of these important tax incentives and I look forward to hearing his perspective on how companies can prepare for and take advantage of any potential tax credit changes."
Along with Mark Everson, also joining Senator Hatch during this Think Tank will be a variety of tax and practice experts including alliantgroup Senior Advisor and former Congressman and Chairman of the IRS Oversight Committee Jim Ramstad; alliantgroup National Managing Director and former Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Dean Zerbe; alliantgroup Director and former Congressman Rick Lazio, and Jeff Pawlow, CEO of The Growth Partnership, a consultancy for leading accounting firms. This Think Tank is part of alliantgroup's ongoing series of thought leadership events developed to bring added value to CPA partner firms.
"Senator Hatch stands out as the nation's leader in helping small and medium businesses utilize the R&D tax credit. He recognizes the long-term benefits to American businesses if the credit is made permanent and simplified. I know our partner CPA firms will share with Senator Hatch how important the R&D credit has been for innovative companies across the country and how it's created tens of thousands of jobs," added Dean Zerbe.
"We are excited and honored to have Senator Hatch join us for an insightful discussion on evolving trends in Washington which could potentially have an impact on Main Street America," said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. "We look forward to hearing his thoughts on what we can expect in 2012."
alliantgroup is the nation's premier provider of specialty tax services. Headquartered in Houston, TX, with regional offices in states including California, New York, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., alliantgroup works with accountants and their clients to ensure that they receive the full benefits of all available federal and state government-sponsored tax credit and incentive programs, such as the research and development tax credit, export tax incentives, energy-related tax incentives, and federal and state hiring credits. alliantgroup also maintains a dedicated audit defense team.