Have your Pennsylvania state taxes go to inclusive Catholic education!
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program is designed to allow eligible businesses and individuals designate their tax dollars to support schools and/or Rising Together Alliance. This is one of the few opportunities you have to direct your tax dollars to a specific destination. These donations are then used for tuition assistance.
Simply put, EITC allows you to redirect your state tax dollars to RTA to help families with tuition assistance. The program requires a minimum of only $1,000. You are eligible if you individually OR your business pay $1,000 or more a year in income taxes to the State of Pennsylvania. In return, you receive a 90% tax credit for your 2-year commitment.
If you would plan to give a $100 cash donation to RTA, you can direct $1000 of your PA state taxes to RTA for the same amount out of your pocket after you get your tax credit.
Your participation would give a child with an intellectual disability the gift of an inclusive education in their parochial school. It is a win-win opportunity which would provide much-needed tuition assistance for families who have a child with a disability within our inclusive elementary schools. If you are interested in learning more about this, I invite you to contact:
Kevin J. Kelly, VP for Development
Foundation for Catholic Education