If you own or work for a company that pays corporate taxes to the state of Pennsylvania, your company can direct tax dollars to scholarships for OLSH students in need! Pennsylvania's EITC and OSTC programs are simple opportunities for businesses to do good by supporting education and earn up to a 90% tax credit! The application is simple and we are happy to help you through the process.
If you are an individual who meets certain eligibility requirements, the state of Pennsylvania now offers the opportunity for individuals to direct their tax dollars through the EITC and OSTC programs. Please contact Jenna Sheetz, Director of Advancement at (412) 269-7726 or email@example.com if you would like to learn more about individual opportunities for giving to EITC/OSTC.
What are the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)?
This program provides tax credits to eligible businesses or individuals contributing to scholarship organizations and educational improvement organizations, in order to promote expanded educational opportunities for students in Pennsylvania.
In layman’s terms – you can direct YOUR tax dollars to support OLSH’s financial aid program.
What is the timeline for applying for this tax credit?
Renewing businesses (those that have participated before) can begin applying May 15 and have until June 28. New businesses are able to apply July 1.
Who can make EITC/OSTC gifts?
Companies in PA that pay any of the following taxes qualify to participate in the EITC/OSTC program:
Individuals who meet either the Income Test or Net Worth Test:
How much money has the state set aside for this program?
The State of PA has allocated $100 million in the state budget for the EITC program and $50 million for the OSTC program.
How do I apply?
Talk with your business' finance office, accountant, and/or tax professional to determine your eligibility and the dollar amount to be donated. All applications are completed online and can be accessed at www.newpa.com/EITC. Contact Jenna Sheetz, Director of Advancement to review details related to your participation with OLSH at (412) 269-7726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if the EITC/OSTC funds become fully exhausted?
Contact Jenna Zyroll Sheetz for information on other PA tax credit opportunities.
Alloy Oxygen & Welding Supply Co. Inc.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
Greater Pittsburgh Surgical Alliance, PC
JSA Associates, LP
PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
Reddinger, Will, Gallagher & Dickert
Rohrich Automotive Group
Simpson & McCrady LLC
Sisterson & Co. LLP
UGI Energy Services
UHS of Delaware, Inc.
UPMC Health Plan
Jenna Zyroll Sheetz '07
Director of Advancement