Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation (UDAEF) has been approved by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO).

Why donate to UDAEF through EITC?

Because it is a win/win situation! By making a tax deductible donation to UDAEF 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 innovative educational programs in the Upper Darby School District.

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.

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

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 click here or on the information below and contact John Schmidt,  at 610-394-1580 or