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EITC Program & OSTC Program

The State of Pennsylvania offers an opportunity for both individuals and businesses to receive 90% PA Income Tax credits. YOU can help provide much-needed scholarships for our students.

 State-tax credits are available through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC).  Through the EITC/OSTC program, individuals/businesses can make a donation to NAZARETH ACADEMY GRADE SCHOOL through BLOCS and receive tax credits equal to a large percentage of their gift.

PLEASE HELP and share the gift of an outstanding education at NAGS as we strive to provide equal access to all academically talented students. 

For additional information, visit New PA for the Business Guidelines and a simple one page application!

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit programs?
The EITC program was established in 2001 to allow businesses to significantly reduce their state tax liability (e.g., 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) by contributing/donating to a nonprofit educational improvement or nonprofit scholarship organization. Individual and business contributions are then used to provide scholarships to eligible students. 

The OSTC program also provides tax credits to provide tuition assistance in the form of scholarships to eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school to attend another public school outside of their district or nonpublic school

For more information, contact the BLOCS team:  
Jeff Gibson at [email protected]  ~  or ~  Jim Downey at [email protected] 
Business application timeline: 
May 15 - Businesses applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply to renew their two year commitment.
May 15 - Businesses who are in the middle of their two year commitment 
July 1 - All other new business applications, including Pre-K business applications 
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