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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04.23.14 |

Colorado’s Enterprise Zones: Many Ways for Businesses to Save

While many states use enterprise zones and tax credits to help underdeveloped areas, Colorado may have taken it a step further, offering a variety of ways that businesses can cut down their tax bill when investing in these economically depressed zones. The zones are spread across the state, particularly in rural areas; an interactive map…Read More »


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04.16.14 |

Arizona Attracts Businesses With the Quality Jobs Tax Credit

Arizona is generally known as a business-friendly place. Last year Forbes singled out the state for its potential job growth (the business magazine ranked Arizona as the 24th best state to do business in overall) and robust rebound from the Great Recession. One example of the state’s business friendliness is the Arizona Quality Jobs Tax…Read More »


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04.04.14 |

Senate Finance Committee Approves Tax Extenders and Establishes a New WOTC Category; Bill Now Headed to Senate

On April 3, the Senate Finance Committee held a voice vote and approved a package of tax extenders including: a two year extension of WOTC (through the end of 2015) a two-year extension of the Indian Employment Credit a two year extension of empowerment zones; and a new WOTC category for individuals that have exhausted…Read More »


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03.19.14 |

Five Things on FICA

Facts You May Not Have Known About the Potential Refund of FICA Taxes Remitted on Certain Types of Severance Pay The United States vs. Quality Stores, Inc. case will decide whether and when certain severance payments, or supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB) payments, constitute “wages” for purposes of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). Some estimates…Read More »


12.17.12 |

Capture Retroactive Credits for Federal Empowerment Zones and Renewal Communities

If you operate and employ individuals who reside in an Empowerment Zone or Renewal Community, you may qualify for certain tax incentives. A retroactive look at your eligibility now may result in the capture of additional credits. Empowerment Zones and Renewal Communities are distressed urban and rural communities where qualifying businesses are eligible for tax incentives. …Read More »



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