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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08.27.15 |

Colorado Redesignates Enterprise Zones

At its August meeting, the Colorado Economic Development Commission (CEDC) approved zone redesignations for 14 of Colorado’s 16 Enterprise Zones, marking the first changes to zone boundaries since the zones were first designated in 1996.1 The CEDC also tabled a recommendation to redesignate two Enterprise Zones until its next meeting in September. The redesignated zones…Read More »


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08.11.15 |

Louisiana Legislature Modifies Tax Credit Provisions

At the close of its current legislative session, the Louisiana legislature passed the following tax bills affecting credits and incentives, which were signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 19, 2015.  These bills were: H.B. 629, which imposes temporary reductions in credit and incentive benefits. H.B. 635, which further restricts retail eligibility for…Read More »


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08.06.15 |

Helping Veterans Transition from the Military to the Workplace

Although the overall unemployment rate for U.S. veterans was down to 5.3 percent in 2014, there are still hundreds of thousands of veterans who are unable to find work, according to the 2015 Employment Situation of Veterans released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.[1] While the transition from the military to the civilian workforce…Read More »


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08.03.15 |

New York Extends New York City Relocation and Employment Assistance Program Tax Credit

In June, New York enacted S.B. 6012, which included the extension of several tax provisions.  Among the programs extended is the New York City Relocation and Employment Assistance Program (REAP) tax credit.  REAP offers business income tax credits to eligible businesses for relocating jobs for at least one employee from outside of New York City…Read More »


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07.22.15 |

Application Periods Announced for California Competes Tax Credit Awards

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has announced the fiscal year 2015-16 application periods for the California Competes Tax Credit, which is an income tax credit that may be available to businesses that are considering an expansion in, or relocation to, the State of California.[1] The new application periods for employers…Read More »


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07.21.15 |

Be Informed: Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Incentives

There are an abundance of tax credits and incentives available to businesses that can help offset costs and lower tax rates. These credits can cover recruiting and hiring, training employees, implementing new technology, location changes or expansions, economic growth opportunities and more. In addition to federal and state tax incentives, there are discretionary and supplementary…Read More »


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07.15.15 |

Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program

The state of Louisiana has been resilient in the face of tough times. Its people have weathered the economic crises related to hurricanes, recessions and oil spills on a massive scale. Perhaps one of the reasons that Louisiana has always been able to bounce back is that the state government has offered an array of…Read More »


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06.30.15 |

California Employment Training Panel (ETP)

What is it? When businesses expand by hiring or make improvements by training their existing workforce, the costs can add up quickly. The California Employment Training Panel (ETP), instituted in 1982, is designed to provide funding to help businesses offset these vocational training costs. The program strives to ensure that California companies have skilled workers…Read More »


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06.23.15 |

Georgia Businesses: Do You Qualify for a Retraining Tax Credit?

Training is an essential part of a company’s development, growth and overall success. The effectiveness of training programs, whether it’s providing an orientation for new employees or ongoing training for incumbent employees, can have a significant impact on the company’s bottom line for years to come. Expenses can add up fast depending on the industry…Read More »


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06.18.15 |

Budget Cuts Suspend Illinois EDGE Tax Credit Program

Businesses operating in Illinois now have less access to certain state-level tax credits. Due to recent budget cuts implemented by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit program is suspended effective immediately and new applications are no longer being accepted. In addition, applications for grants funded through the…Read More »



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