Corporate Giving

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

What is EITC?

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The Pennsylvania EITC program allows a business to divert its state taxes to education programs. To do this, the business pledges to make a gift through the EITC program, receives approval to do so, then selects an approved organization (such as Hawk Mountain) and fulfills the gift. The state Department of Community and Economic Development then gives the business a tax credit up to 90 percent--it's a win-win!

Learn more about Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Is Your Company Eligible?

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A company is eligible to participate in EITC if the company pays one of these six taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax

How Do You Participate

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It's Simple!

Complete the one-page application form, available by calling the Department of Community and Economic Development at 717-787-7120 or online at www.newpa.com/EITC. On the EITC page, find information and an application by clicking EITC Business Guidelines.

When Should You Apply

Applications are due on (not before) July 1 of each year. Your business must be approved before you make a gift and receive tax credits.

Hawk Mountain is happy to hand deliver your completed form in Harrisburg on July 1.

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