About Author: Paul Vanhuysen

Paul Vanhuysen
Paul VanHuysen is the director of tax at ADP Tax Credit Services. With more than 13 years in the tax credits and incentives industry, Paul specializes in applying technology to capture and calculate federal and state tax credit opportunities. Paul has designed screening, tracking and calculation processes for various federal tax credits and state-based incentive programs, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Federal Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Credits, Gulf Opportunity Zone Credits, HIRE Act of 2010, California Enterprise Zone Tax Credit and Indian Employment Credit. Throughout his career, Paul has led tax consulting projects for more than 50 of the Fortune 500 companies. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an MBA in economic strategy from Southern Methodist University.

Articles by Author: Paul Vanhuysen:


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03.11.16 |

Be Sure to Maximize Your Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC)

Newly-released IRS guidance allows you to capture missing Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) for employees hired between January 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to reclaim credits under the WOTC program and establish internal systems that help ensure you’re maximizing your available tax credits! What is WOTC? WOTC…Read More »


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03.10.16 |

Empowerment Zone Tax Credit Extended Under PATH Act

With the passage of the PATH Act in December, the Empowerment Zone Tax Credit was extended through December 31, 2016, providing tax credits for businesses and employers that hire employees who reside in designated empowerment zones.1 The tax credit is 20 percent of the employer’s qualified wages (up to $15,000, or a maximum credit of…Read More »


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03.03.16 |

Active Duty Employee Differential Wage Payment Credit Now Available to All Employers

Since 2008, the Internal Revenue Code has allowed a credit of up to $4,000 per year for employers who continue to pay qualified employees while on active duty in the uniformed services of the United States.1 The Active Duty Employee Differential Wage Payment Credit (the “Differential Wage Payment Credit”) allows a credit of 20 percent…Read More »


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02.23.16 |

The Extension of the Indian Employment Tax Credit

Following President Obama’s signature of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act)[1], an array of tax credits and incentives were extended through 2016 that offer businesses an opportunity to offset their federal tax liability. With the passage of this Act, one tax credit that was extended is the Indian Employment Tax Credit, which is available to…Read More »


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02.15.16 |

The Legislative Updates to Employer-Provided Mass Transit and Parking Benefits

Last December, President Obama signed into law an omnibus spending bill called the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act) which changed a number of tax provisions as they relate to both employers and employees.1 Following the passage of the Act, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-6 on January 11, 2016, which provides guidance on…Read More »


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02.03.16 |

Six in 2016: Tax Credit Categories Employers Should Consider

As a business owner, are you aware of the tax credit categories your business should consider leveraging in 2016 to potentially help you offset costs while securing lower effective tax rates? Take a minute to review the infographic below, which highlights six categories of tax credits and business incentives for which you may be eligible….Read More »


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02.01.16 |

Rhode Island Budget Bill Enacts New Credits

The Rhode Island budget bill1 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 includes the enactment of several new tax credits and incentives designed to encourage business development in the state, as well as the repeal of a couple of pre-existing credit and incentive programs.   Some of the new credits are discussed in more detail below….Read More »


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01.12.16 |

Rhode Island Hopeful New Tax Credit Will Bring Jobs

Rhode Island State Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi announced in May that he was introducing legislation aimed at creating jobs in his state by awarding tax credits to companies that either relocated to Rhode Island or created new jobs in the state, as reported by the Johnston Sunrise.[1] This is the third straight year that Shekarchi…Read More »


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01.04.16 |

“California Competes” Tax Credit Application Period Starts Jan 4

This summer, the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)  announced1 three online application periods for the fiscal year 2015-2016 California Competes Tax Credit.  The second of the three application periods will start on January 4, 2016 and remain open through January 25, 2016. Up to $75 million in credits may be awarded…Read More »


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12.15.15 |

Potential Changes to WOTC in 2016 (updated)

Update: WOTC Extension Approved By Congress, President Signs Bill into Law Savvy HR professionals know that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) can be a great way to receive tax benefits while offering valuable employment opportunities to target groups in the community. Earlier this year, we highlighted four easy steps to help employers get the most…Read More »



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