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EITC/OSTC

Both individual taxpayers and businesses in Pennsylvania can participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program to benefit deserving students at Roman Catholic High School. Redirect your PA state tax dollars to Roman to help fund financial aid, and receive a tax credit of 90% of the donation amount with a two-year commitment. For a one-year commitment, you will receive a tax credit of 75% of the donation amount. 

It is easy for you or your business to participate! If interested, please see the process below.

Tax Credit Calculator

 

Please utilize the calculator provided via this link to estimate the potential gift you could make through the PA Tax Credit program. Enter your taxable income in Pennsylvania and your filing status. If the estimated minimum yearly donation exceeds $1,000-$3,000, you qualify for enrollment in the program. Adjust the yearly donation amount to determine the net cost after credits and deductions are applied.

Please note that this tool serves informational purposes only. We recommend consulting with your tax professional if you wish to participate in the PA State Tax Credit Program with BLOCS., or The Foundation for Catholic Education. 

SAMPLE DONATIONS
 

Donation to Roman Catholic High School $10,000
PA Tax Credit (90% for 2 Year Pledge) $9,000
Net Federal Tax Reduction for Contribution (based on 37% Tax Rate) $370
Out of Pocket Cost $630

 
Donation to Roman Catholic High School $5,000
PA Tax Credit (90% for 2 Year Pledge) $4,500
Net Federal Tax Reduction for Contribution (based on 37% Tax Rate) $185
Out of Pocket Cost $315

 

Donation to Roman Catholic High School $1,000
PA Tax Credit (90% for 2 Year Pledge) $900
Net Federal Tax Reduction for Contribution (based on 37% Tax Rate) $37
Out of Pocket Cost $63

 

 Becoming a Donor is SIMPLE!

1. Check out your PA-40, line 12, from your most recent tax return to see what your PA tax liability was last year. If you see $1,000 or more, you are eligible to participate. 

2. Let us know how much you would like to contribute.

3. We will connect you with one of our partner scholarship organizations such as BLOCS or the Foundation for Catholic Education depending on your contribution level.

4. Once they approve you, they will assign you the special purpose entity to which you will belong. You will make your check out to that entity, and they will earmark the funds to Roman.

5. In February, the scholarship organization will send you a K1 that you will use when filing your taxes and it will be used to provide either a refund or credit depending upon your tax situation.

6. That's it! Your out-of-pocket cost will have 10x the impact as Roman receives 100% of your donation despite it costing you less than a tenth of the total amount.

7. Consult with a tax advisor for complete information about the tax deductibility of the gift. 

How to get EITC or OSTC Tax Credit


A gift to Roman Catholic High School can offset your Pennsylvania individual, or business, income tax liability. These tax benefits are not deductions, but direct credits off your tax liability.

The program is available to individuals or businesses who have various sorts of Pennsylvania tax liability. EITC and OSTC tax credits can be used for any of the following tax categories:

- Corporate Net Income Tax 
- Capital Stock Franchise Tax
- Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
- Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
- Insurance Premiums Tax
- Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
- Single member of Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- S corporations
- General Partnerships
- Limited Partnerships
- Shareholders, Partners, or Members of S Corporations

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Single member of Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • S corporations
  • General Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships 
  • Shareholders, Partners or Members of S Corporations

Questions? Contact the Office of Mission Advancement

Dan Joyce
Vice President of Mission Advancement
(215) 627-5487 ext. 205
djoyce@romancatholichs.com

Rick Zambino
Director of Development & Alumni Relations
(215) 627-5487 ext. 203
rzambino@romancatholichs.com

EITC/OSTC Brochure