PA TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) is an easy way to contribute to Breakthrough. Redirect your PA state taxes, which serves as a contribution to our organization.
ABOUT THE EITC PROGRAM
The Pennsylvania Tax Credit Program (EITC) gives eligible businesses and individuals the ability to redirect their taxes to be turned into contributions to Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, as we are a qualified Educational Improvement Program (EIO).
In return, the business or individual receives a tax credit. A one-year commitment equals 75% tax credit, and a two-year commitment equals a 90% tax credit.
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) and is eligible to receive EITC funds from individuals. Funds received are used for our tuition-free academic and co-curricular programming that serves middle school students in Philadelphia’s public, charter and parochial schools.
For more information about supporting Breakthrough’s mission by redirecting your state taxes to contribute to Breakthrough, please contact
Michelle Reyes Aleti, Communications & Development Manager.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR BUSINESSES
In order to participate in the EITC program, a business needs to complete a simple application and must elect to donate to an EIO. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis once submissions open on July 1.
The process is as follows:
Complete application and elect to donate to EIO
Application submitted to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for review
Once approved, the business has 60 days to send their donation to Breakthrough
Once the donation is received, the confirmation receipt must be sent to DCED within 90 days
The DCED will then notify the PA Department of Revenue to have the credit applied to the business taxpayer’s account
Funds received through the EITC program are used for our tuition-free academic and co-curricular programming that serves middle school students in Philadelphia’s public, charter and parochial schools.
For more information about supporting Breakthrough’s mission by redirecting your state taxes to contribute to Breakthrough, please contact Michelle Reyes Aleti, Communications & Development Manager.
RESOURCES AND IMPORTANT DATES
More information about specific eligibility can be found on the
First-Time Applicants: Applications can be submitted beginning on July 1. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
Renewing Applicants: Applications can be submitted beginning on May 15.
Once Approved: Approvals from the state are granted in late fall and once businesses receive approval, they can begin sending donations.
For businesses, your company’s CFO, finance/HR department, or accountant will know if your company is eligible to participate in EITC—all you have to do is ask.