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Turn Your PA Tax Dollars into Eden Scholarships
 

FAQ's

 

What is the EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT (EITC) Program?

A program that provides Pennsylvania businesses with a tax credit up to 90% for contributions to nonprofit scholarship or educational improvement organizations. 

Who qualifies?

Entities eligible to apply for EITC are operating business firms authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that are subject to the following taxes: Personal Income Tax, Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax, Corporate Net Income Tax, Bank Shares Tax, Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine), Mutual Thrift Tax, Malt Beverage Tax or Retaliatory Fees under Section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1912. Such business firms include pass-through entities and special purpose pass-through entities. Special purpose pass-through entities are created for the purpose of making contributions under Article XVII-F of the Tax Reform Code of 1971 and whose shareholders, partners or members are composed of owners or employees of other business firms.

How does a business apply?

The application process is completed online (our Scholarship Organization, ACSI, is available to assist with the entire process).  Once approved, a business makes its donation within 60 days to our Scholarship Organization, ACSI, and designates the donation to be used for Eden. The annual maximum allowed per year is $750,000.

What percent tax credit is allowed?

The program offers either a two or one year commitment. For a two-year commitment, a business can receive a PA tax credit for 90% of the amount contributed. For a one-year commitment, the percentage is 75%. This is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the tax payment required for a business. These are actual credits, not deductions. Also for federal taxed,the entire amount of contribution is a deduction against net income as a charitable donation.

Why support Eden’s scholarship fund with these tax credits?

These tax credits are a win-win for both businesses and students. It keeps tax dollars local and provides many families the only opportunity they have for a choice in their children’s education.  An educational experience at Eden Christian will positively impact a child for life by educating the whole child and ultimately influencing our community and nation one child at a time.

What is the OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDIT (OSTC) Program?

This program and the application process are the same as EITC except the tuition scholarships are awarded to eligible Eden students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school district.

Why support Eden with the OSTC Program?

For the young people given the chance, Eden can be the catalyst that opens their hearts and minds to all that God designed them to be. The Opportunity Scholarship funds are only used for children who otherwise are destined to stay trapped in low-achieving schools in the greater Pittsburgh area. What a difference Eden Christian Academy can make for them!

Questions about tax credits?  Email us at taxcredits@edenca.org

Read more about the Education Improvement
Tax Credit Program

 

Questions about tax credits? Contact:

Janet Hughes
Project Coordinator
jhughes@edenca.org
412-364-8055