E. I. Tax Credit

Educational Improvement Tax Credit


EITC Guidelines

Tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.

Click here for an EITC brochure.

Business Application Timeline

  • May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 14/15 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 Pre-K business applications.

Pass-through entities, such as S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs, etc., can now apply the same day as C-Corporations. Applications must be submitted electronically using DCED’s Single Application for Assistance. Paper business applications will no longer be accepted. See the business application guide in the box above.

EITC Guidelines


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


Tax credits equal to 75 percent of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. Can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution, if 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 percent of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90 percent of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually.


Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners


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.

How to Apply


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.

The 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.

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Our Mission and Values


Salem Christian School exists to develop students who love God with all their mind, body, and soul.


Our vision is to assist parents in developing a God-centered worldview in their children by providing a vibrant educational and spiritual environment where Godly character and unity in Christ can flourish, thereby enabling students to serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.

Core Values:

  • KNOWLEDGE. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him i
    n every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. ~Colossians 1:10
  • HONOR. …that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. ~John 5:23
  • TRUTH. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. ~John 8:32
  • WISDOM. Blessed is the man who finds wisdom. ~Proverbs 3:13
  • EXCELLENCE. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
    whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8
  • INTEGRITY. I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. ~1 Chronicles 29:17

Statement of Faith:

  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God.
  • We believe in the total depravity and lost condition of all men by nature.
  • We believe in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the virgin birth, deity, and bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only atonement for sin.
  • We believe in justification by faith in Christ, God’s Son.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, and regenerates, indwells, enlightens, and empowers the saved.
  • We believe in the personality of Satan.
  • We believe that the saved are called unto a life of separation from all religious apostasy, and from all worldly and sinful practices.
  • We believe in the eternal security and everlasting blessedness of the saved, and eternal punishment of the lost.

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