The EITC Program

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Children First America Delaware County is a fully qualified Educational Improvement Organization. Children First America Delaware County Educational Improvement Organization will award tuition scholarships only to those individuals who meet the eligibility criteria specified by EITC program. Eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school, specified by the state as (a public elementary or secondary school ranking in the bottom 15 percent of their designation as an elementary or secondary school based on combined math and reading scores on the previous school years PSSA, as listed online) who apply for a scholarship to attend another public or nonpublic school.

Contact Children First America for more information or Download the Application to get the process started.

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The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program Overview
Tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, and Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.

Educational Tax Credits – History
On May 7, 2001, by an overwhelming bi-partisan majority, Pennsylvania made history by becoming the first state to pass an education tax credit aimed at corporations.

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), provides companies with a 75% tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organization.  The tax credit increases to 90% if the company commits to making the same donations for two consecutive years.  A business paying taxes in Pennsylvania can receive up to $300,000 in tax credits annually.  More importantly, the EITC provides children and families with a choice in their education and a chance in life.

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 a minimal cost, instead of sending their tax dollars to Harrisburg. It’s that simple.

Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.