eitcThe Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows our business stakeholders to redirect tax dollars to support the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Gifts made through this program to support the Zoo's Learning Adventures, KidScience, and ZooU. programs.

EITC provides companies with a tax credit for donations to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. A business paying taxes in Pennsylvania can receive up to $300,000 in tax credits annually.

Businesses in Pennsylvania that pay any of the following taxes qualify to participate in the EITC program:
•Corporate Net Income Tax
•Capital Stock and Franchise Tax
•Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
•Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
•Insurance Premiums Tax
•Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax

Subchapter S corporations and other business entities that pay their State business taxes under the personal income tax on PA business income can now fully participate in the Program.

First-time Applicants:
The first day you can apply depends on the fiscal year in which you would like to participate.

Fiscal year 2013-2014:
Submit your application so that it reaches the Department of Community and Economic Development on the first day that applications are accepted. Typically, that day is July 1.

Renewing applicants:
Fiscal year 2014-2015: If your business participated in EITC during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, and you would like to renew for fiscal year 2014-2015, the first day you may submit your renewal application is May 15.

Don't Miss This Opportunity!
The EITC program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) on a first-come, first-served basis.