On Friday, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and CPAs, financial advisors, business leaders and heads of associations gathered for an Economic and Tax Policy Summit in Des Moines, Iowa. The event included an interactive town hall session with Senator Grassley that focused on important economic and tax policy issues impacting Iowa businesses.

Senator Grassley provided an update on where Congress stood on key legislative priorities such as tax reform, a new budget bill, and healthcare, which is the top priority. He also strongly encouraged Iowa’s agricultural based businesses to look into the R&D Tax Credit and the various government incentives designed for their benefit.

alliantgroup Executive Vice President Sonny Grover and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and alliantgroup National Managing Director Dean Zerbe also provided their own thoughts on recent tax policy developments and the various incentives available to Iowa state businesses. Grover and Zerbe focused on the recent modifications made to the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit that have expanded access to the credit to small and mid-size businesses from across the country.

“Our goal in hosting these events is to provide thought leadership to our CPA firms and the businesses they serve,” said Dhaval Jadav, alliantgroup CEO. “By providing our partner CPAs and businesses the information they need to stay ahead of emerging economic and policy trends, it is our hope that we are offering another avenue to ensure their continued success.”

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