PA Tax Credit Programs (EITC)

The Pennsylvania Conference has been commitment to providing a dynamic Christian education to young people since our first school was opened in 1900. It is our hope that financial issues would not be a hindrance for our families or for prospective students to enroll in one of our eleven schools. However, we have found that the needs are greater than the contributions to our worthy student offering. This is where you can put your taxes to work!

The state of Pennsylvania has provided a game changing, but limited, opportunity for you to redirect your personal and/or business PA tax dollars towards scholarships for Pennsylvania Conference students. This is possible through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC).

All of your eligible tax funds made available will be distributed to the Pennsylvania Conference through the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund (CPSF) to for scholarships

Here’s the catch: your capital contributions (tax funds) must be provided to and designated through our EITC accountant, Bonnie Navarro and the CPSF by the November deadline.

Who qualifies for the tax credit?

Individuals and businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania, their shareholders, and employees, which are subject to one or more of the following taxes may utilize EITC:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Retaliatory fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

Pennsylvania State Contribution Example

$3,500 Tax Liability/$3,500 GiftNo EITC GiftWith EITC Gift
PA Taxable Income$114,006$114,006
PA Tax Liability 3.07%$3,500$3,500
EITC 90% Tax Credit$0$3,150
PA Tax Due$3,500$350
Consult your tax advisor to structure your EITC gifts to your best advantage.

Learn more.

Complete and submit this form to let us know you want to learn more about directing your tax liability to helping students receive an Adventist education. Bonnie Navarro, Trust Services and Planned Giving Director, will then contact you to set up a personalized EITC planning session.

I want to maximize my impact and minimize my taxes!