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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06.09.15 |

California Employment Training Panel Announces Funding Levels for 2015-16 Training Grants

The California Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a state agency that provides funding to help employers provide training and skill development for incumbent employees and unemployed individuals. For incumbent workers, companies can quality for ETP funds to retrain workers whose jobs are threatened by out-of-state competition.[1] Priority industries for ETP funding, include manufacturing, construction, green…Read More »


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06.04.15 |

Targeted Hires Give New York Employers Opportunities for Various Tax Credits

Employers in New York can be eligible for tax credits enacted to help stimulate the hiring of members of targeted groups.  The credits are available for employers who hire veterans, youth, workers with a disability, and persons who are currently making a minimum wage.  Each credit is outlined below. Hire a Veteran Credit[i] Effective for…Read More »


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05.29.15 |

Tennessee Enacts Community Resurgence Job Tax Credit

On May 20, 2015, Tennessee enacted the Community Resurgence Job Tax Credit Act of 2015, which created a new credit for the creation of jobs in high-poverty areas.  The new credit, the Community Resurgence Job Tax Credit (“CRJTC”), is effective July 1, 2015. The CRJTC provides a credit of $2,500 per new full-time job created…Read More »


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05.27.15 |

Is Georgia’s Investment Tax Credit Right for You?

It is in the interest of a state government to help its businesses grow. When a company expands, it can create additional employment opportunities, attract more business and contribute to a boost in the state’s overall economy. Investment tax credits are tools that a state or municipal government can use to incentivize economic progress by…Read More »


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05.20.15 |

Why Open Up Shop in South Carolina? Lucrative Tax Incentives

Employers have plenty of headaches when it comes to running a business.  From payroll management to healthcare regulations and employment taxes, they have a lot on theirplate.  Luckily, business owners in South Carolina have a little reprieve, at least from a tax standpoint. Forbes lists the Palmetto State as a pro-business state that has a…Read More »


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05.07.15 |

Alabama Heightens Job Creation Incentive Opportunities Through New Alabama Jobs Act

The governor of Alabama recently signed the Alabama Jobs Act (2015 House Bill 58), which provides both jobs and investment tax credits for approved business projects that increase jobs and investment in state. The new act calls for an up-front agreement between a business and the governor of Alabama, which will stipulate the number of…Read More »


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05.06.15 |

A New Incentive for Creating Jobs: What You Need to Know About the GA Job Credit

Georgia Job Credit What is it? The Georgia Job Credit program is offered by the state to help incentivize job creation.  Did you know businesses can receive up to $4,000 in tax savings per year for each job that’s created for a maximum of five years? The exact amount of the credit a business will…Read More »


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04.30.15 |

Take Advantage of the Georgia Quality Jobs Credit

What Georgia’s Quality Jobs Credit Could Mean for Your Business Employment is one of the most influential factors that drive the economy.  Whether it’s at the federal, state or municipal level, economic success is inextricably tied to employment rates. Therefore, it’s no surprise that state governments want to make an effort to incentivize hiring and…Read More »


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04.19.15 |

Colorado Enterprise Zone Credit/Incentive Program

The state of Colorado offers the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program[1] as an incentive for businesses to invest in designated enterprise zones, which are economically distressed areas marked by a high unemployment rate, low per capita income, or a low population growth rate. This bulleted list outlines available credits within the program and their…Read More »


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04.08.15 |

Federal Empowerment Zones Extended: Available for 2014 Tax Returns

The Federal Empowerment Zone Credit, which had previously expired at the end of 2013, was retroactively extended by the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014[1].  The Empowerment Zone Credit expired on December 31, 2014[2], but is now available to be claimed on 2014 income tax returns by completing Form 8844.  In light of the extension…Read More »



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