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Ryan Forms Strategic Alliance with Associated Consultants, Inc. to Provide Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Services

Press Release Jul 13, 2009

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced a strategic alliance with Associated Consultants, Inc. (ACI), a full-service administrator of federal and state hiring tax credits, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. The alliance strengthens Ryan’s position as the market leader in tax credits and business incentives services. ACI’s state and federal hiring tax credit services will be seamlessly integrated with Ryan’s U.S. Credits and Incentives practice. Together, Ryan and ACI will provide the market’s most comprehensive range of federal and state credits and incentives services. 

“Ryan’s reputation as a trusted tax advisor to premier Fortune 1000 corporations is well deserved. We are proud to partner with Ryan and look forward to helping provide our mutual clients with a complete credits and incentives solution,” said Alan Newcomb, CEO of ACI. “The synergy between the two firms and the combined quality and expertise of our tax professionals will create tremendous value for our clients. We are excited by the prospect of helping Ryan’s clients take full advantage of the federal and state hiring tax credit programs, including the WOTC, Empowerment Zone, and Renewal Community programs.” 

“Very few companies have the highly specialized resources necessary to maximize the benefits of the WOTC and other federal and state hiring tax credit programs. ACI has developed a level of expertise and set of capabilities, including state-of-the-art mapping software, that is simply unmatched in this area,” said Helen Lemmon, Ryan Principal and Credits and Incentives Practice Leader. “These capabilities will provide a strong complement to Ryan’s U.S. Credits and Incentives tax advisory services, state-of-the-art Credits and Incentives Management System, and outsourced compliance services. 

“Our partnership with ACI further distinguishes Ryan as the only firm in the industry with a complete and comprehensive suite of federal and state tax credit and business incentives services,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “This alliance will provide outstanding value for our clients and strengthen the dominant market leadership position of our Credits and Incentives practice.” 

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