PA AMENDS EDUCATION TAX CREDITS
Pennsylvania has amended the education income tax credits. The credits impacted are the “Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EIT) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OST).
What changes are made regarding awarding of credits?
If all tax credits for contributions are not awarded by November 30th, then applications will be accepted through the end of the fiscal year. The limitations on the maximum credit a business can receive during the fiscal year will be lifted. The credits will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the total available is used up.
What are the new amounts for the EIT program?
The total aggregate amount of all tax credits approved for contributions from business firms to scholarship organizations, educational improvement organizations and pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations in the EIT are increased from $125 million to $405 million. The law increases the total amount that can be used to provide tax credits for scholarship organizations from $175 million to $263 million. The total amount for Educational Improvement Organizations increases from $37.5 million to $44.5 million. The total amount for pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations increases from $12.5 million to $20.5 million. Further, no less than $12 million of the total aggregate amount must be used to provide tax credits for contributions from business firms to increase scholarships for students attending economically disadvantaged schools.
What are the new amounts under the OST program?
The amount of tax credits available under the OST program increases from $55 million to $65 million.
Pennsylvania has enacted a Child and Dependent Care Enhancement Program
What is the credit?
What is the amount of the credit?
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