The PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) enables a business to support local
on-profit organizations, such as
Child Development, Inc.

In 2001, EITC program overwhelmingly passed the legislature and was signed into law by former Governor Tom Ridge. The business community has overwhelmingly responded the challenge. To date, over 3,600 companies have pledged in excess of $350 million dollars to the programs. The children of Pennsylvania thank you!
To learn more about EITC, visit www.newPA.com and search “Educational Improvement Tax Credit” or call 717-787-7120.
A Great Way for Businesses to Direct Their Tax Dollars
The EITC has accomplished what many in Pennsylvania have been advocating for years: to get the business community more involved in education. The EITC enables companies to support local non-profit charities, at minimal cost, instead of sending their tax dollars to Harrisburg. It’s that simple.
Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania that are subject to one or more of the following taxes are eligible:
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
Subchapter S corporations and other business entities that pay their State business taxes under the  personal income tax on PA business income
Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of businesses for the tax year in which the contribution was made.
For contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $150,000 annually.
Why is this important?
With the help of EITC scholarships and contributions from business such as yours, more children may be able to attend a high quality early childhood education preschool. Statistics have shown that children who go to a quality preschool have better social skills, less grade repetition and special education, higher graduation rates, increased earnings, while having lower rates of crime, teen pregnancy, and smoking.
How can this help you?
Besides providing a wonderful service for Schuylkill County children and families—some of whom may be your employees and customersall EITC contributing companies are advertised on our website with a hotlink to your company’s website. In addition, correspondence with eligible families mentions every company that has made the EITC scholarship opportunity possible.
Where to apply:
DCED Center for Business Financing, Tax Credit Division
4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Applications are approved on a first-come-first-served basis by date received and can be downloaded from the PA EITC website.
Applications are due to the DCED by July 1 of each year.
If you have already been approved by DCED for EITC Tax Credits, a contribution can be made to Child Development, Inc. at anytime!  Feel free to call contact DCED directly for more information or to begin the application process today.
You can also contact Kristy Frantz, Finance Director at Child Development, Inc. at:
(570) 544-8959  OR 1-800-433-3370, Ext. 228
 ~ Please help us invest in the future of our children. ~

Thank you to the companies listed below who have designated their PA
state tax dollars to Child Deve
lopment, Inc. so that every child can
attend a high quality preschool education program.


EITC Scholarships get children 
“Ready for school and a lifetime of learning”

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