Do you Design or Renovate Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings? Are you Being Rewarded for Doing so?
Free Webinar: Maximizing Tax Incentives for the AEC Industry
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Is your AEC firm eligible for the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings (179D) tax deduction?
Significant tax savings – up to $5 per square foot – are now available for commercial buildings constructed or renovated after the calendar year 2022.
For buildings with tax-exempt owners, it is the designers of the HVAC, interior lighting, and/or building envelope systems that can benefit from the tax incentive. AEC firm to include in their tax strategy plan.
In this webinar, we'll review:
- How an AEC firm can qualify for this tax deduction
- Benefits of the 179D Tax Deduction
- The types of buildings that qualify for the 179D Tax Deduction
- and more!
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JT Daniels, 179D Practice Leader
JT has spent the last decade as an Electrical Engineer in the energy efficiency sector for commercial buildings. Originally, driving cost-saving measures nationally for The Home Depot, JT brought his technical acumen to the 179D space, delivering in excess of $250 million in 179D deductions for clients across the nation.
JT is the 179D Practice Leader of ABGi USA and has developed a reputation for creating highly ethical, legal, and technically valid work products that exceed client expectations.
Matt Hunt, National Director of CPA Alliances
Matt has over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry as a CPA and CFE. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and his MBA in Financial Management and Control from DePaul University.
He worked in public accounting with Grant Thornton, and after leaving, he partnered with a team to build the Sarbanes-Oxley-mandated Corporate Audit function at USG Corporation. Matt has worked in multiple Internal Audit roles with mid-to-large-sized companies such as CVS Health and Illinois Tools Works, a Fortune 200 global manufacturer leading the Fraud and Compliance function with Internal Audit. Matt then joined The Heico Companies, a family-owned manufacturing and construction conglomerate, leading their Internal Audit function and reporting to the Board of Directors.
Matt is now ABGi’s National Director of CPA Alliances and Relationships and leads a team responsible for our national CPA firm partnerships.
Sam Davenport, Senior Sales Director
Sam Davenport attended Texas A&M for a scientific background in Marine Biology before pursuing a more business-minded path via an MBA in Consulting and Finance at the University of Houston. After his Masters, Sam began consulting on the Research and Development credit at a national tax incentives provider. With a background equal parts business/science, he excelled and delivered millions in R&D related tax savings for a variety of industries such as Architecture, Software, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Agriculture. After gaining a foundational knowledge of the benefit, he worked at a Regional CPA firm to help establish and grow their Tax Incentives division before changing course back to a specialized tax incentives firm, ABGi.
At ABGi, Sam utilizes his knowledge of the credit and the inner workings of CPA firms to help educate ABGi’s CPA partners and Taxpayers to assist them in pursuing the R&D credit and other available incentives.