About OnCentive

Maximizing Client Profitability Through Incentive and Recovery Programs

OnCentive’s leadership's 100 years of combined tax experience, coupled with our risk-free model is why thousands of hard-working business owners trust OnCentive experts to recover more than $2 billion in tax, hiring, and other business incentives.

We are passionate about putting money back in the hands of the small businesses that drive our economy. Too often, those companies which benefit the most from government programs are the largest corporations which need it the least! Why? Simply because they have the resources, personnel and expertise to do so. But now, YOU have an ally in the incentive business: OnCentive.

OnCentive simplifies the process of identifying and qualifying for business incentives and tax credits; maximizing your business’s profitability, and putting your hard earned money back in your hands so you can use it to grow your business.

The OnCentive Difference


With over 1.5 billion in incentives captured for clients, and $0 returned to the IRS, we eliminate our client’s risk and stand behind our work, offering comprehensive reporting and 100% audit protection.  In the unlikely event that your credit is ever contested, the OnCentive team will defend our work and will fully refund any credits that are disallowed.


The result of our work has a substantial, meaningful impact on our clients, their employees, families and communities. We look harder and dig deeper than other consultants because our profitability is tied with yours. Operating off 100% success fees means we are motivated to find the maximum credits your business can qualify for.


We love the work we do, and love our clients.  Finding additional cashflow and maximizing profitability for small businesses is our passion. At OnCentive, our clients aren't a number; they are our purpose.

Meet Our Incentive Leadership

Shannon Scott, CEO/Cofounder

Shannon Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of OnCentive. Shannon has built and sold several successful companies and is considered one of the premier experts in the tax credit industry with over 20 years’ experience. His strong IT background has generated industry changing technologies that streamline the screening and processing of these business incentives. He has consulted congressional members on the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee’s on business incentive programs. 

Frank Brown,  JD. L.LM, Chief Incentive Officer/Cofounder

Frank Brown is the Chief Incentive Officer, and Cofounder of OnCentive. Frank attended the University of Alabama for both undergraduate and law school and then received a Masters in the Law of Taxation from New York University. Frank specialized in tax credit and incentive work and after 8 years in private practice started TaxBreak in 1997, a tax credit consulting firm.

George Fort, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

George Fort serves as Chief Financial Officer for OnCentive. Fort is an accomplished financial executive with CPA/MBA credentials and experience in high growth public and private companies. Prior to joining Oncentive, Fort was owner operator of Fort Associates, LLC, since 2001, advising companies from $15 million to $100 million in revenue on M&A activity, raising capital and increasing profitability.

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What are Recovery Programs & Business Incentives?

Recovery programs are created by the government to financially assist businesses that retain employees after disasters such as COVID, hurricanes, tornadoes, or wildfires.

Business incentives are programs created by the government to incentivize employers to keep skilled and highly technical jobs in the US (R&D) and to hire employees from certain demographic groups (WOTC).

Between federal, state, and local there are over 3,000 different incentive programs.

Covid Employee Retention Tax Credit

2020 and 2021 Payroll tax credit designed to reward employers that retained their employees during disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit

WOTC is a federal incentive program that encourages employers to hire employees from demographic groups.

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R&D Tax Credit

The Research & Development Tax Credit is a tax incentive offered to companies who create or improve a product or process in the course of their business. .

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Disaster Employee Retention Tax Credit

Federal income tax credit for 59 eligible 2018-2020 natural disasters in 28 states

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Listen to What Our Clients Say:

5 Stars

"OnCentive was able to work with our firm to process and calculate for our clients in a timely and accurate manner. We couldn’t be happier with the service provided and 85 years of experience, we know our clients are in good hands.”

Roger Boatner, Boatner & Pugh, LLC

5 Stars

"OnCentive has delivered millions of dollars in credits to our clients. We had them take a look at our business and they found over 100k in cash refunds for our company. Their staff treats every one of our clients like they are their own and our clients and ecstatic we made the introduction."  

Tawny DeBolt, Neon HCM

5 Stars

"OnCentive has exceeded our expectations. We were skeptical on whether or not these programs would work for us but they absolutely made us believers. I would highly recommend them to any business looking to increase its profitability.”

Cliff Morgan, CFO Concrete Guys


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It represents our organizational shift that is aligned with our corporate goals and values. This updated brand and our new giving initiatives illustrate our commitment to making meaningful impact in our clients' businesses, the lives of our employees, and the communities in which we serve."

Shannon Scott

OnCentive CEO