Dawson Fercho is Vice President of Business Development and Co-founder of Corporate Tax Advisors, Inc., based in our Kansas City office. He brings over 20 year of consulting experience, 15 years exclusively focused on the Federal Research & Development Tax Credit and the 179D Deduction since inception, working with the accounting industry and small to mid-size manufacturing, technology, engineering, architecture and construction clients. In his current role for Corporate Tax Advisors, Dawson is responsible for all areas of CTA’s marketing and business development.
Dawson is also IRS Special Enrolled Agent, giving authority to practice before the Internal Revenue Service in all our nation’s tax arenas including the Research Tax Credit. Prior to CTA, Dawson held numerous senior level management roles with some of the largest technology and communication firms in the country.
In today’s hyper-competitive A/E business climate, you need every edge that you can get to boost your firm’s after-tax profits. Beyond the usual ways to increase revenue and contain operating expenses, did you know that there is a little-used research and development (R&D) tax credit that you can use to decrease your A/E/C firm’s federal and state income tax obligations?
But did you also know that it was just recently legislated PERMANENT? Did you also know this incentive can now be used to off-set the dread Alternative Minimum Tax?
This credit is open to a majority of tax entity structures including C-Corporations and Pass-Through entities such as S-Corporations, LLCs, Sole Proprietors and Partnerships. If you are a U.S. Company and make products and/or services on U.S. soil then there has to be a credit available to you; the only question to answer now is “what is the size of your benefit?”
This Zweig break-out educational session will provide you with the latest insight on the R&D tax credit that is designed to reduce the high cost of innovation in the United States. Unfortunately, too many A/E/C firm leaders mistakenly believe that this valuable tax credit does not apply to them.
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a 1997-1998 Daytime Emmy Award, and a total of nine nominations for “Outstanding Service Show Host.” He went on to highlight green renovation across America on Renovation Nation on Discovery’s Planet Green.
(Thursday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am PST
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Kyle Ahern, Zweig Group
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the analysis of seismic site response, soil-foundation-structure interaction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), and the seismic design of foundation of structures. She was inspired to build more resilient communities and reduce the risk associated with the earthquakes following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake that hit Turkey.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, she continued her graduate studies specializing in geotechnical earthquake engineering. She obtained her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and started working as a consulting engineer in New York City, where she had opportunity to work on seismic design of projects in the US, Mexico, and Canada. During this time she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College where she developed and taught seismic portion of a graduate course for practicing engineers on fundamentals of foundation design.
(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel