The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), a program offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), allows eligible businesses to receive significant tax credits when they contribute to state-qualified educational programming at People’s Light.

The tax credit equals 75% of the charitable contribution, but can go as high as 90% if a business commits to the same contribution for two consecutive years, up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year.

Is your Business Eligible? Your business may be eligible if it pays any of the following Pennsylvania 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 Institutions Tax

Approved programs within Arts Discovery at People’s Light include:

  1. Arts Discovery High School
  2. Artist-in-Residency Project
  3. Teacher & Curriculum Project
  4. New Voices Program
  5. Theatre School and SummerBlast K-12

To apply and to review the EITC Guidelines, visit EITC Business Guidelines and Application.

For more information, please contact:

Dawn Elyse Warden
Director of Corporate Relations & Special Events
610.647.1900, Ext. 103
warden@peopleslight.org