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Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Clarion University is one of a few schools in Pennsylvania and the only State System school participating in an exciting new giving option: the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).  The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has approved the Clarion University Foundation as an Educational Improvement Organization under the EITC program.  This designation allows business to contribute to Clarion University's innovative educational programs and receive a tax credit in addition to their federal charitable deduction.

Eligible businesses are authorized to do business in PA and are subject to the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax

  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax

  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax

  • Title Insurance Companies Share Tax

  • Insurance Premiums Tax

  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax

  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners

Advantages to Participating:

  • 75% tax credit for a one year contribution (up to $266,666 contribution)

  • 90% tax credit for two consecutive year contributions (max $222,222 annually)

  • Contributions are helping local K-12 students

  • Maximum tax credit per fiscal year is $200,000

  • Contributions are also eligible for a federal charitable deduction

  • Contributions may be donations of cash, personal property or services

Clarion University's Innovative Education Programs:

Looking for more information on how you can make a contribution?  Contact Jim Bird at 814-393-1844 or email at