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Tax Credit Support (EITC)

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) provides Pennsylvania tax credits to offset the tax of a business (or business owner) that makes a qualified charitable contribution benefiting Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania. The tax credit is taken in the year the contribution is made. With the contribution’s remaining eligibility for federal income tax charitable deduction, there is little cost (pennies to the dollar) to participate in this program.

Additional information is available online at www.dced.pa.gov (type EITC in the search box) or by calling the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) at 717-787-7120.

Two of our programs qualify for EITC - Growing Green and LEAP, both helping teens prepare for jobs and independence. Download our EITC brochure for more information.

Business Application Start Date:
May 15 – Businesses who have their 2-year commitment and wish to renew
May 15 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment
July 1 – All other businesses

Because of the popularity of the program, businesses are encouraged to apply for the credits as early as possible (on the application date). However, applications are encouraged throughout the year as unallocated credits usually become available.

If you have any questions about Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania and the EITC Program, please contact Ann Marie Surovy, CFRE, Director of Advancement, at 610-289-0114 x205 or asurovy@esep.org.

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