Pennsylvania Education Tax Credits and COVID-19

The contribution deadline for Pennsylvania’s popular Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances, businesses are required to make their contributions within 60 days of approval of their application by the state. Pennsylvania has extended that deadline until the end of the business entity’s tax year. In addition, Pennsylvania will not reduce tax credits if a business participating in the EITC does not contribute their full second-year commitment. Businesses will still receive 90% of the amount they contribute in year two, and year one credits will not be reduced. The administrative changes to EITC contributions will apply to all tax years impacted by the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

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