Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program at WASD
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation actively pursues Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) dollars from approved businesses on behalf of WASD. EITC funds for WASD are held at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program is administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) under Act 48. Established in 2001, the program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations and/or educational improvement organizations that are on a list approved and published by DCED.
Does it work for my business?
A gift to the Williamsport Area School District can provide your company with a substantial tax credit through the EITC program.
Your contribution can impact the quality of our schools and ensure that Williamsport continues on its mission to develop responsible citizens through excellence in education.
How do I direct my business or company's tax dollars to benefit WASD?
Qualifying businesses need to complete a one-page application and submit it to the Department of Community and Economic Development by July 1 of each year. Application forms are available at www.newpa.com/eitc.
Decide if you'd like to participate for one or two years. The tax credit is a 75% credit (against taxes owed). However, if a company provides a written two-year commitment of equal funding, the credit becomes 90%. For two years, companies need to reapply at the end of the first year.
What's the advantage? Community pride — by donating to the Williamsport Area School District through the EITC program, you are supporting public education, and have control over how your tax dollars are spent.
EITC contributions can be made on the district's behalf by sending checks payable to:
First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
201 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
For more information:
Visit the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program website at www.newpa.com/eitc.
Contact: Greg Hayes, Executive Director
2780 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
(p) 570-327-5500, 33495
We would like to thank our 2016-17 EITC donors to-date:
Citizens & Northern Bank
Jersey Shore State Bank
First National Bank of Pennsylvania