ADP SmartCompliance® Tax Credits

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Don’t miss out on valuable tax credits and business incentives

Utilizing tax credits can be a smart way to save your organization money. But securing them on your own is complicated and time consuming.

By combining advanced technology with ADP’s deep domain knowledge, we help small to large organizations identify and capture federal, state and local tax credits and incentives for which they are eligible.

ADP SmartCompliance for tax credits can help you secure your maximum eligible credits and incentives – with minimal impact to you and your team.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Get rewarded for hiring new employees from groups that have historically faced employment barriers.

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit

Receive incentives for developing or improving products, processes and technologies.

Other tax credits and incentives

Benefit from growing, relocating, training or investing in facilities.

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ADP's tax credits solution provides clients with a technology platform that provides visibility into existing programs and helps identify new incentive opportunities.

  • A complete view of past and current performance
  • Powerful and proprietary workflow and data analysis tools
  • Automated discovery of potential tax credits

Take advantage of your eligible tax credits and incentives with ADP SmartCompliance for tax credits.

Take advantage of your eligible tax credits and incentives with the ADP SmartCompliance Tax Credits Module.

Help ensure you don’t miss potential Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) for your new hires

ADP SmartCompliance for tax credits works seamlessly with your recruiting and hiring software to provide an automated WOTC screening experience. Our best-in-class solution can:

  • Integrate with virtually any applicant-tracking solution (ATS): ADP’s WOTC screening solution integrates with your existing ATS, maximizing applicant data capture.
  • Maximize your tax credit eligibility: Our single-page questionnaire and intuitive web and mobile app increase application rates and simplify the capture of required WOTC data.
  • Optimize results with financial insights: ADP's benchmarking, analytics and intelligent forecasting tools help maximize results and avoid financial surprises.
  • Provide a touchless HR experience: A secure yet easy fit within your hiring process that minimizes work for hiring managers.
  • Stay up to date: The recent IRS Update IR-2022-159 may impact your WOTC compliance practices.
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Build for the future with the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit

After many modifications and expansions, the R&D tax credit applies to more companies than ever. Our services include:

  • Dedicated R&D experts: ADP experts will provide a thorough study of qualified expenses to help minimize your involvement and maximize credits.
  • Data analysis: ADP will ease the burden for you and your CPA by securely obtaining the necessary data to identify, document and capture qualified R&D credits.
  • Exclusive tools and resources for CPAs: We offer step-by-step collaboration with CPAs to streamline data acquisition and quickly deliver thorough R&D studies.
  • Risk-free pricing model: ADP’s pricing model is contingent upon identifying and documenting tax credits for your organization.

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ADP’s Economic Development Services (EDS) team can help you capture incentives for your evolving business

Companies that are growing, relocating, or investing in facilities often fail to maximize incentives when they negotiate on their own.

ADP can help you capture economic development incentives for your evolving business realizing the full value from start to finish:

  • Strategy development: Our incentive data & opportunity analysis can help you make the best site decisions possible.
  • Negotiating agreements: From building relationships to visiting potential locations, we’re with you on the front lines.
  • Compliance and administration: From filing timely reports to complying with all terms, we’ll help you maximize the value of every incentive.

Learn how ADP’s EDS team helps companies across a variety of industries negotiate, secure and stay on track with economic development incentives.

Grow your business with other tax credits and incentives

If your organization is growing, training, relocating, investing in facilities or consolidating, you may be eligible to take advantage of other tax credits and incentives.

Our expert analysis leverages ADP's proprietary database of more than 3,000 tax credits, combined with data analytics and interactive mapping, to help maximize opportunities. We can help your team to:

  • Implement a business incentive strategy: ADP's technology and expertise can help build a tax credit portfolio that provides meaningful financial return.
  • Execute on a wide array of tax credits and incentives, including: Negotiated incentives, transferable credits, training credits, job creation, time-sensitive legislation, disaster relief credits and incentives, and more.
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Efficiently manage economic development incentives

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Why choose ADP for tax credits?

We have the expertise you need to capture the maximum amount of tax credits and incentives for your organization.

ADP has helped clients capture more than $1.1 billion in aggregate tax credits and incentives in a single year.**

Our experts leverage a proprietary database of 3,000+ tax credit and incentive programs to maximize savings.

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ADP screens over 34 million applicants per year for the WOTC program.**

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*Based on 2016-2018 ADP internal data on service fee to actual R&D Credit value ratio.

**Source: ADP Internal Data, 2019.