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Hi all, Is Alliant Group a good company to work with on R&D Tax Credits?

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We are a small engineering firm out of Atlanta GA and I am considering having Alliant Group out of Houston conduct a study and help us get some money back. Please reply with an answer.

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  1. David on Sep 14, 2011 Reply

    In short, Alliant Group is a terrible company. Do not do business or work for them. The whole company is founded on scamming employees and clients out of money.

    Here is why:

    I currently am a CPA for an engineering firm in Los Angeles and have worked for Alliant Group when I first left school.

    B2B contracts:
    During my time at Alliant, I would often have to do cold calls asking for various companies to allow Alliant to file applications for tax credits. Alliant would grossly over charge any company it signed on. After, 80% of the time they would turn around and sell their contracts to one of the “Big 4″ tax agencies, absorbing a huge chunk of profit with very little work. Also, Alliant acts as if its some huge national chain. In reality they have only a handful of small offices.

    The Government often releases various sorts of stimulus rebates that are able to help different industries and sectors. A lot of these applications can be confusing but the government deliberately makes these applications as fair and unbiased as possible to eliminate 3rd party firms from unintended profit.

    My Recommendation:
    Your in house CPA should be able to work through these applications but if they don’t feel confident, I recommend calling various CPA firms (preferably one of the Big 4) asking for quotes, references, background, who their legal writers are. Make sure that they will handle your application from start to finish unlike alliant who just outsources all the work. Also watch out for legal clauses that enable the company to walk away from the deal if they do not receive enough money. Typically these companies ask for up to 30%. Your rate should be below 10%. Don’t settle for more. Get multiple offers.

    Potential/ Current Employees:
    During my work their, I experienced a extremely high level of greed. If the founding partners weren’t suing each other, they were being sued by their employees. I met (I being one of them) and heard about countless employees who had to take Alliant to court to reclaim held wages( ranging from 1-50,000 dollars). Alliant had little to no respect for their employees. They company is built on scamming people for their money.

    If for some reason you MUST work with Alliant, please do your home work! call competing companies, get a lawyer to go over their contract and add/change clauses, and be prepared to take legal action when they do not up hold their end of the agreement.

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  2. Jeffrey on Sep 14, 2011 Reply


    I can’t speak to how other tax consulting firms do their work, but the firm I founded and own, Tax Point Advisors, Inc., has to date a 100 percent success rate: we have never had a client lose their R&D credit under audit. We have been endorsed by many CPA firms across the country and work with CPAs and their clients in GA. We take a conservative, careful approach to this work, and the results are worth it. Please feel welcome to give me a ring at our main number, 800-260-4138. Our website is http://www.taxpointadvisors.com. I think you will like our hands on approach to doing R&D studies, and we will be happy to share client and CPA references with you, as well as aspects of our truly our quality controll approach which is at the core of our success rate.

    Jeff Feingold
    Tax Point Advisors, Inc.

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    • Eric Jacobson on Feb 13, 2014 Reply

      @ jeff: yes you sure can speak about how other companies work , your a former employee of Alliant. I just finished reading your deposition. Looks like like broke a “non-compete” clause and had to pay back $25k…unless that’s was a different Jeffrey Feingold from Mass. ?

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