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:

Retro Tax Credits
12.14.15 |

Business Owners: It’s Still Possible to Take Advantage of Some 2015 Tax Credits [Infographic]

If you’re a business owner, one of the items on your year-end checklist should be to check what tax credits are available to you. If your business is eligible, taking advantage of a tax credit can help you reduce your future tax liability and reward your investment in job creation and/or capital investments. Check out…Read More »

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11.30.15 |

There’s Always Room for More: Identifying Negotiable or Discretionary Incentives

There are many different types of tax and business incentives offered by the federal and state government to help encourage businesses to either locate or expand in targeted areas. Many of these incentives are designed to stimulate job growth and economic development.  Some incentives are categorized as supplemental incentives (where eligibility is contingent upon participation…Read More »

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11.23.15 |

North Carolina Enacts North Carolina Competes Act

On September 30, 2015, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law the North Carolina Competes Act (HB 117)1  (the “Act”), which the governor has identified as a key component of his comprehensive strategy to build and strengthen North Carolina’s economy and help more residents find employment.2 The centerpiece of the legislation is increased funding…Read More »

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11.04.15 |

Wisconsin Enacts Business Development Credit, Sunsets Other Credits

Wisconsin Act 55 (“Act 55”).1 The new budget contains numerous tax provisions which will impact many tax credits and incentives.  Some of the key changes are outlined below. Business Development Credit Created by Act 55 Act 55 creates a new refundable credit called the Business Development Credit, which will be administered by the Wisconsin Economic…Read More »

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10.27.15 |

New York Introduces Employee Training Incentive Program Tax Credit

The 2015-16 New York Assembly budget bill1 added the Employee Training Incentive Program2, which provides approved New York taxpayers with a training tax credit, effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015. The amount of credit available to an approved taxpayer is equal to the following: 50 percent of the taxpayer’s eligible…Read More »

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10.19.15 |

Florida Issues Guidance on Sunset of Enterprise Zone Program

The Florida Enterprise Zone program  (the “Program”) is set to expire on December 31, 2015 (except for certain extensions).1 In anticipation of the expiration of the Program, the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued Tax Information Publication #15ADM-04, which addresses various transition rules related to the sunset of the Program. Here are some highlights…Read More »

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09.24.15 |

Mississippi Tax Credit Encourages Manufacturing Companies to Stay Local

A big challenge in today’s economic environment is the need to retain homegrown businesses even as states compete with each other for jobs and talent. Tax incentives are one way states can encourage existing businesses to stay local. Mississippi offers eligible local businesses that are either relocating to or expanding within the state a range…Read More »

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09.15.15 |

VA’s Major Business Facility Job Credit Creates Opportunities for Area Businesses

The Commonwealth of is known for being a pro-business state. In the last ten years, manufacturing companies have invested more than $16 billion dollars and created over 70,000 new jobs, according to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.1 Over $8 billion in investments have poured into the state from international companies during that same period.2  The…Read More »

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09.09.15 |

Maine Eliminates Several Credits, Including Jobs and Investment Credit

After a contentious legislative process, the Maine Legislature decided to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto to enact a 2016-17 budget bill.1  Personal income tax provisions in the new budget include personal income tax rate reductions, a new Maine standard deduction, a new refundable Sales Tax Fairness Credit and expanded eligibility for the Educational Opportunity Credit.2…Read More »

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09.02.15 |

Negotiating the Complex World of Transferable Tax Incentives

There are many tax credits and incentives available to businesses today. To date, there are 46 states that offer some form of tax credit.[1] These incentives can be effective tools to help businesses increase their bottom line by offsetting overhead and operating costs. Some tax incentives are relatively straightforward, easy to understand and clear on…Read More »


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