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:


Training
04.01.15 |

How to Make Training Incentives Work for Your Business

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


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03.17.15 |

In the Know: How to Negotiate a Tax Incentive for your Business

There are many different types of tax incentives currently offered by the federal and state governments to incentivize businesses to locate or expand in targeted areas.  Many are part of government programs designed to stimulate job growth and economic development.  Others are supplemental tax incentives where eligibility is contingent upon participation in other programs. However,…Read More »


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03.10.15 |

Making the Most of Hiring and Employment Incentives

Employment rates and economic success go hand in hand.  Whether it is at the federal, state, or municipal level, economic success is inexorably tied to employment rates. It is no surprise that the government makes an effort to incentivize hiring and employment retention.  And these incentives aren’t just good for government they also help businesses…Read More »


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02.20.15 |

Employers Have More Time to Take Advantage of WOTC on 2014 Eligible Hires

Companies that hired employees eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) in 2014 now have more time to file the necessary forms to benefit from WOTC. On February 19, 2015, the IRS issued Notice N-2015-13, which provides guidance on the implementation of section 119 of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, enacted December…Read More »


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02.18.15 |

Take Advantage of Corporate Tax Credits in 2015

Corporate tax incentives are designed to reward employers for driving economic growth in certain areas or states —a win-win for government and business.  For example, businesses can receive tax credits for targeted hiring of certain populations or expanding operations in a new territory to stimulate economic development.  These are just a few of the many…Read More »


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02.11.15 |

Mississippi Offers Suite of Tax Credits and Incentives

Businesses expanding or moving to Mississippi will find that a substantial array of tax incentives designed to encourage economic growth and job creation may be available to them.  Following are just a few of the incentives the state offers against corporate income, franchise and withholding taxes. Jobs Tax Credit The Mississippi Jobs Tax Credit is…Read More »


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02.04.15 |

Philadelphia Offers Job Creation Tax Credit

Similar to the Pennsylvania Job Creation Tax Credit, the city of Philadelphia established its own credit to help spur job creation, retention and/or capital investment within the city limits. Who can claim the credit? Eligibility for the Philadelphia Job Creation Tax Credit (local JCTC) requires the same level of job creation as the state’s credit…Read More »


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01.16.15 |

Putting WOTC to Work: Four Steps to Help Maximize the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Your Company

As many organizations have learned in recent years, employing a strategic approach to claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) can not only help offset operating costs, it can actually boost a company’s bottom line. And though the WOTC program has been in flux over the past year, it’s important for businesses to keep submitting…Read More »


5 Tax Credits
01.13.15 |

[Infographic] 5 Business Tax Credit Types to Consider in 2015

It’s not uncommon for businesses to miss out on tax credits. Sometimes, they may not have the in-house expertise to identify incentives, or they may lack the technology to track them. So, how can your business resolve to take advantage of tax credits in 2015? As a first step, you can work with a tax credit…Read More »


Indian Employment Credit Graphic
01.06.15 |

Indian Employment Credit Provides Incentive to
Hire Tribe Members

Many employment and hiring tax credits are based on hiring individuals who meet certain criteria. The challenge for businesses is often knowing which credits exist and how to claim them. The federal Indian Employment Credit was established to provide businesses with an incentive to hire members of Indian tribes who live and work on or…Read More »



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