EITC Funding

The Garage Community & Youth Center has been approved by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO).

Why donate to The Garage through EITC?

By making a tax deductible donation to The Garage through the EITC program, not only do you receive a reduction in your tax liability, but your company is making a positive impact in the community by supporting the educational programs for middle and high school students at The Garage in Kennett Square and West Grove.

Businesses making an EIO donation may be eligible to receive a tax credit of 75% for a one year commitment or 90% for a two year commitment.  Eligible companies may take up to $750,000 in tax credits per fiscal year.

Businesses making a Garage donation may be eligible to receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90 percent of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually.

Who qualifies?

Corporations who pay one or all of the following taxes qualify to participate in the EITC program:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

How do you become an EITC donor?

It’s easy! You can complete an online application here. For step by step instructions, visit here

When do you apply?

The deadline to submit your application for the EITC program is July 1, when making a one year commitment.  For two year applicants, the deadline is May 15.  Applicants are required to submit applications electronically.  Guidelines are available at the DCED website.

If you have any questions about this program please contact Kristin Proto at 610-444-6464 or kristin.proto@garageyouthcenter.org