alliantgroup, the nation’s premier provider of specialty tax consulting services, hosted its most recent Strategic, Tax & Legislative Think Tank event that their firm’s Houston headquarters. In this continuing series of events, alliantgroup brings together top legislative insiders, leading business consultants, and premier CPA firms from around the country to share ideas and voice concerns with tax issues and other challenges impacting businesses.
The two-day program featured special guest, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT); alliantgroup Vice Chairman and former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson; alliantgroup Director and former Congressman (NY) Rick Lazio; alliantgroup National Managing Director and former Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Dean Zerbe; and alliantgroup co-founders Dhaval Jadav and Shane Frank. Accounting industry practice development expert Jeff Pawlow of The Growth Partnership also presented an informative CPE. In addition, several alliantgroup industry specialization team leaders shared inspiring stories about a number of the businesses they have helped.
“I am impressed with the leadership of this organization and truly respectful of what [alliantgroup] is doing to help businesses in this country,” noted Senator Hatch.
Because Senator Hatch is the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation, his willingness to share insights, and more importantly, to listen to the CPA community, is extremely valuable to making material changes to the tax code, which directly impacts business activity.
Former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson, former Congressman Rick Lazio, and former Senate Tax Counsel Dean Zerbe led a roundtable discussion on the latest news from Washington, DC.
Senator Hatch showed extreme respect and appreciation for the jobs that Dean Zerbe and Mark Everson performed at the Senate Finance Committee and the IRS, respectively. Senator Hatch then seriously encouraged alliantgroup leaders to provide insight to him on the issues they are seeing with regard to middle-market businesses, and asked for their recommendations to improve the tax code.
“Congress needs to hear from the middle market if we are going to amplify the voice of this sector.” Dean Zerbe, former Senate Tax Counsel.
In response to Senator Hatch’s request, alliantgroup will be garnering input from their VIP CPA firm partners and businesses and will present to Senators Hatch and Baucus, ‘the alliantgroup proposal for tax reform.’
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.