EITC Program

Through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, qualified businesses can make a charitable donation to the ACSI Children's Tuition Fund for Columbia County Christian School and receive tax credits equal to a percentage of their gift. This program allows a business to invest in Christian education, enabling CCCS to provide tuition assistance to qualifying families in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my business eligible?
The following PA business taxes qualify for the tax credit program:

  • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Personal Income Tax of Subchapter S-Corporations

What steps must my business take to participate?
Interested businesses must submit an online application through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). For more information on the EITC program and the application form, visit the PA DCED website.

When should my business apply?
Participating businesses are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. When the maxium tax credits for the year have been given to the organizations, the DCED will close the program until the following year.

The deadline for current participant renewals is May 15. The deadline for new applications is July 2, and processed on a lottery system.

Other Questions?
For more information on the EITC program or the application process, please contact Bob Gennaria, Business Manager, at 570-784-2977.

All EITC funds go directly to tuition assistance for qualifying families in need. Because of the charitable gifts of the businesses below, families are able to choose Christian education as the best choice for their students. Thank you!

Our Current EITC Partners

Briar Creek Mutual Insurance Co

Heller's Gas

First Columbia Bank & Trust Co

L & K Mills

First Keystone Community Bank

Marr Development