This program, run through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was designed to offer tax credits to eligible businesses with the credits being designated to a Scholarship Organization, an Education Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. York Country Day is an approved scholarship organization and is qualified to receive donations from corporations for financial aid through the EITC program.

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  • Special Purpose Entity information

    There are opportunitites available for individual donors who meet various criteria. Please visit the Pennsylvania EITC FAQ website  
    for more information or reach out directly to Laura Burkey.  
  • Where can you find more information?

    Business Guidelines for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit
    (EITC) program can be found here.

    For program inquiries, contact the Department of Community and Economic Development The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program Center for Business Financing - Tax Credit Division, at (717) 787-7120 or email 

    How to apply as a business:

    Pennsylvania businesses can begin applying for EITC credits through
    DCED’s electronic single application system. DCED will no longer require applicants to mail the signed signature page.

    business application guide explains the process of applying. Tax credit applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis by day submitted. All applications received on a specific day will be processed on a random basis before moving on to the next day’s applications. Applications will be approved until the amount of available tax credits is exhausted.
  • Business Application Timeline

    • May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 19/20 to renew their 2-year commitment.
    • May 15 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.
    • July 1 – All other businesses including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.
  • Uses

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

    Tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. Can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years. For contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually.
  • Eligibility

    Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes:
    • Personal Income Tax
    • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
    • Corporate Net Income Tax
    • Bank Shares Tax
    • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
    • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
    • Mutual Thrift Tax
    • Malt Beverage Tax
    • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Terms

    An approved company must provide proof to DCED within 90 days of the notification letter that the contribution was made within 60 days of the notification letter. Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and are not refundable or transferable, except for an approved election by a pass-through entity to apply any unused tax credits to the tax liability of the owners in the taxable year immediately following the year in which the contribution is made.
    • Mrs. Laura Burkey

      Director of Development