Business Tax Credits

The majority of funding for BLOCS comes from small businesses through the Pennsylvania EITC and OSTC tax credit programs. Taking advantage of these programs is simple and BLOCS is here to help

Applications for the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs will become available on July 1st for businesses who have not participated before.

Businesses in Pennsylvania can receive up to a 90% tax credit by donating to BLOCS through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. By directing tax dollars your business will already be paying, you can help provide a quality education for children who otherwise would not be able to afford it.   The EITC & OSTC PA tax credits allow businesses to make these donations to BLOCS for pennies on the dollar.   BLOCS relies on your EITC and OSTC donations to enable children in poverty stricken areas to attend a Catholic School.

Applying for these credits is easy. Contact us and we’ll explain the benefits of donating to BLOCS and to assist you each step of the way.

FAQ on PA Tax Credit programs

The online application can be filed out with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) or the 1 page application available here, can be given to BLOCS and we will submit it for you.

Once approved by the DCED, the business has 60 days from the date of the letter to make the charitable contribution to BLOCS.

Within 90 days of the letter from the DCED the business must send proof of the contribution to the DCED.
This would be the written acknowledgment from BLOCS.

The DCED will then notify the PA Department of Revenue to have the credit applied to the taxpayer’s account.

Contact BLOCS through our inquiry page or call us today at 484-704-2300 so we can easily walk you through the process of applying for PA tax credits to redirect your tax dollars.