EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE TAX CREDIT

A program for businesses to have more control over where their taxes are utilized.

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Program Overview

As an organization doing business in Pennsylvania and paying state taxes, you have the opportunity to make a difference in your community by participating in the Educational Incentive Tax Credit (EITC) program. By enrolling in the Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) initiative and selecting the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) as the recipient of your donation you help sustain SAMA’s award-winning arts education program at schools throughout this region. In short, you control where your tax dollars go and your enrollment as a participating EIO organization provides students (K-12) at schools in your community with a meaningful exposure to the arts that they would not have experienced otherwise. And, your EITC contribution can help reduce your tax rate at the state and/or federal levels. It is a win-win situation for this region’s companies, the communities you serve and our children.       

How to Apply

Download the EITC Fact Sheet using the button below for more details on this program from SAMA. For more information from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development, go to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) page of their website. 

All applications for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program must be completed and submitted online using DCED’s Single Application for Assistance which can be accessed at dced.pa.gov.

Deadlines:

  • Start the process May 15 for a 2-year commitment

  • or by July 1 for a one-year commitment