top of page

PA TAX CREDIT PROGRAM

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Do you want to have a say in how your state taxes are utilized?  Is supporting Catholic Education important to you?  If you can answer YES to both of these questions, then the EITC program is for you. The EITC program is one of the best says to support the future good health of Pope John Paul II High School. 

How it works for an individual:

 

If you have a PA tax liability of $1,000 or taxable income of $34,000 or greater, then this program may be for you. EITC allows you to make a donation to Pope John Paul II High School.

 

Simple Example:

 

You write a check for $5,000 to Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools or the Foundation for Catholic Education (who oversees the EITC program for the Archdiocesan schools) and complete a simple agreement naming PJP as the recipient of your donation. PJP receives 100% of the donation.

 

With this donation, you become eligible for a 90% tax credit, which in this example is equal to $4,500. Therefore, your total outlay of cash is $500. ($5,000-$4,500=$500)

 

It can get even better if you are able to itemize your deductions. If you do, you can claim the residual amount ($500 in this example) as an itemized deduction

 

 

How it works for a business:

 

EITC allows you to make a donation to Pope John Paul II High school if your company owes Pennsylvania taxes and commits to make a donation to PJP for one year.  Approved businesses receive a tax credit equal to 75% of the contribution.  The credit increases to 90% if the business agrees to the same amount for two consecutive tax years. Neighborhood businesses, mid-sized companies and large corporations are eligible. 

 

Simple Example:

 

Assume your company owes $25,000 in Pennsylvania taxes annually and commits to making a donation for one or two years. Your Company completes an online application with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).  Once DCED approves the application, your Company has 60 days to make a donation to Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) or the Foundation for Catholic Education (who oversees the EITC program for the Archdiocesan schools) naming PJP as the recipient of your donation. PJP receives 100% of the donation.  Then within 90 days your Company must send proof of the donation (a written acknowledgement from BLOCS or the Foundation) to DCED who in turns notifies the PA Department of Revenue of the credit to be applied to the Company’s account.

 

If your company commits to a one-year donation, you can receive a 75% PA tax credit towards your Company’s PA taxes.  Therefore, in this example in order to cover the entire $25,000 tax liability the donation must be for $33,334 ($33,334 x 75%=$25,000).

 

If your company commits to a two-year donation, you can receive a 90% PA tax credit per year towards your Company’s PA taxes.  Therefore, in this example in order to cover the entire $25,000 tax liability the donation must be for $27,778 for each year ($27,778 x 90%=$25,000).

 

BLOCS or the Foundation will assist the Company through the process.

 

Parent Testimonials:

 

"I am grateful beyond words for the kindness and support that has continually been given to my family in order for my children to attend PJP. Without this assistance, they would not have been able to attend. Every day, I see the benefits of their Catholic school upbringing, and I am so blessed to have such incredible children who have been molded by Catholic educators and the PJP community."

 

"We are truly blessed to have been on the receiving end of someone so kind and generous. Because of this, our daughter has been afforded the opportunity to receive an education from PJP. People like our benefactor make this world a better place!"

 

"What a true blessing! Our children are attending PJP thanks to the tuition assistance we receive, and we are beyond grateful! The benefits of a Catholic education are priceless and, for this, we thank you!"

For More Information contact Mr. Vincent Cazzetta, President, Pope John Paul II High School: vcazzetta@pjphs.org

bottom of page