EITC Tax Credit Program

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program is administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Tax credits are awarded to businesses that make contributions to Lehigh Children’s Academy, a service of Via of the Lehigh Valley, and Via’s Teen Experience program.

Via is approved as:

  • EITC Pre-K Scholarship Organization
  • EITC Scholarship Organization
  • EITC Educational Improvement Organization

Tax Credits

Tax credits equal 75% of contribution up to $750,000/year and can increase to 90%, if the business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive years. For contributions to EITC Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, a business receives tax credit equal to 100% of first $10,000 and up to 90% of the remaining amount up to $200,000. Via’s greatest need is for donations for it EITC Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.

Business Timeline

  • May 17 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 21/22 to renew their 2-year commitment.
    Note: this date is typically May 15 but has been adjusted this year until the next business day.
  • May 17 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.
    Note: this date is typically May 15 but has been adjusted this year until the next business day.
  • July 1 – All other businesses including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their recent donations (2017 – 2021) through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program:

  • Alan Kunsman Roofing
  • Allied Personnel Services
  • American Bank
  • AmerisourceBergen Services Corporation
  • Avalon Insurance Company
  • BB&T, now Truist
  • Campbell, Rappold & Yuratis, LLP
  • Capital Advantage Insurance Company
  • Embassy Bank
  • Equinox Benefits Consulting
  • FNCB Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Fulton Bank
  • Highmark Health Insurance Company
  • Lafayette Ambassador Bank
  • PA Messenger Solutions, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Insurance
  • Quakertown National Bank
  • Serfass Construction Company
  • UGI Storage Company
  • UGI Utilities, Inc.
  • United Concordia Insurance
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Weis Markets, Inc.
  • Yocco’s
  • The Yurconic Agency

Thank you also to Peoples Security Bank & Trust EITC donation through Commonwealth Charitable Management to support Via’s Workplace Exploration Program.

To learn more about how you can support Via, contact:
Michele Grasso, Vice President of Development and Communications
M.Grasso@ViaNet.org | 484-893-5396

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