Turn Your Business Tax Liability Into Scholarships
For Virtually No Cost to Your Business
Through the Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program for Children in Need
On May 7, 2001, by an overwhelming bi-partisan majority,
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) provides companies with a significant tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship organization. The Jewish Federation of the
In short, the program provides
The EITC has accomplished what many in
Since participating in the EITC program, the Jewish Federation of the
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And a business can donate to the program with virtually no cost. Pennsylvania provides generous tax credits, upwards of 90% to 100%!. Plus the charitable contributions also qualify for the Federal tax deduction.
Businesses authorized to do business in
• Corporate Net Income Tax
• Capital Stock Franchise Tax
• Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
• Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
• Insurance Premiums Tax
• Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
• Personal Income Tax of S-Corporation Shareholders, Partners in a General Limited Partnership, or LLC Members.
Corporations (both “C” and “S”) can significantly reduce their
Owners of sub-chapter S corporations and other small and medium-sized businesses that pay personal income tax on PA business income can fully participate in the program as well.
Corporations and business owners can choose between two distinct tax credit programs that provide needs-based scholarships to children from low income families attending the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley (Pre-K to Grade 8) or the Jewish Community Center of Allentown (Pre-K to Kindergarten).
Participants in the EITC program may receive a state tax credit for up to 75% of their contribution; the credit can be increased to 90% of the contribution if the corporation or business owner agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years. Participants in the Pre-K EITC program may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90% of the remaining amount contributed. Certain maximums may apply.
Participating corporations and/or business owners that make donations to the Jewish Federation of the
Combining the two benefits means the cost to a business is just pennies on the dollar, and in many cases there simply is no cost.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mark L. Goldstein
Jewish Federation of the
610-821-5500 or email@example.com
The application process is extremely efficient. The first step requires an interested business or business owner to apply to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the tax credit. (NOTE: Only online applications are accepted.) After the DCED reviews the application and confirms there is money available in the program, tax credits will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Once approval is received by letter from DCED, businesses must make their contribution(s) within 60 days.
Upon receipt of the contribution, the Jewish Federation will provide substantiation of the donation. The business simply files this substantiation with the DCED to complete the process. The business is then able to claim the tax credit on its subsequent state tax filing. Specific procedures for business owners electing to pass through the EITC to individual tax returns are found in the application packets noted below.
CLICK HERE to download the online application guidelines. Select the EITC scholarship program.
Given the popularity of the program (e.g. many savvy business owners have realized that this costs them virtually nothing to benefit their communities) the State typically runs out of tax credits. Typically only businesses that apply on the first day of eligibility are awarded scholarships.
As this is the first year of the online application process, Jewish Federation professional staff and volunteers are available to assist with your application to make certain that the online entry is completed on July 1.
SAMPLE CALCULATIONS - HOW EITC WORKS
Click below to see the tax savings you may achieve by your EITC contribution:
Sample Calculations for C-Corps
You may also obtain additional information by calling the PA Department of Community and Economic Development at 717-787-7120 or online at www.newpa.org.
NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO ACT!! Each year the