What is the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program? 

A program that gives tax credits to eligible businesses who decide to contribute to Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. Your tax liability is diverted to our Club so teens can receive excellent educational opportunities towards financial literacy, workforce and career development, and social enterprise. It is an excellent way to contribute to a great cause without a financial strain.


How can the EITC Programs benefit you? 

  • For a two-year commitment, your business will receive a tax credit for 90% of your contribution.

  • For a one-year commitment, your business will receive a tax credit for 75% of your contribution.

  • The remaining 10%/25% may be claimed as a charitable donation on your federal tax return.

  • Tax credits awarded up to a maximum of $750,000 per year per program, for a total of $1,500,000. 

  • Individuals who earn $200,000 or more in personal income can also apply for EITC.


Who is eligible to participate?

Any PA business subject to the following taxes:

  • Personal Income Tax

  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax

  • Corporate Net Tax Income

  • Bank Share Tax

  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax

  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine

  • Mutual Thrift Tax

  • Malt Beverage Tax

  • Reality fees under section 212 of the Company law of 1921

When can you apply?

Beginning May 15 - For businesses who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and would like to renew.

Beginning May 15 - For businesses in the middle of a 2-year commitment.

Beginning July 2- All new businesses applying for the first time.
Please apply early, as tax credits are claimed within 1-2 days, and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


How To Apply:

1. Read the EITC Business Guidelines to see if you qualify for tax credits.


2. Review the Desktop Guide to get step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application process.


3. For first time applicants, register your business and login from the Single Application page.


4. Businesses that have already registered can log in to the Single Application page.


5. Once Logged in, complete the application and in approximately two weeks you will hear from the DCED about whether you have been approved.


6. Once approved, you must select Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania from the Educational Improvement Organization and make your donation within 60 days of the date of the DCED approval letter.


7. Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania will send you a written letter of acknowledgement as proof of your contribution, which needs to be sent to DCED within 90 days of the date of the approval letter.







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