EITC/OSTC Tax Credit Programs

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program

Church Farm School’s EITC and OSTC programs provide businesses and individuals who owe taxes to the State of Pennsylvania the opportunity to direct those tax dollars to support scholarships for students from low-income households attending qualified schools, such as Church Farm School. In exchange, these businesses and individuals receive credits for the taxes that would otherwise be paid to the state.

Contributions via the EITC and the OSTC programs enable Church Farm School to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to qualified and deserving Pennsylvania students.

The EITC/OSTC program awards an actual credit against most state taxes owed by the donor’s business or individual taxpayer, and 90% of the gift may qualify. In effect, it costs a dime to give a dollar. 
The following Pennsylvania taxes are eligible for credit:
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921
A one-year commitment through the EITC/OSTC allows for a 75% tax credit; a 2-year commitment provides a 90% credit. The maximum business contribution in one calendar year is $750,000. Typically EITC and OSTC funds are exhausted on July 1. Renewing businesses may apply on May 15.
Church Farm School strives to fund all of our qualified PA students through these tax credit programs. Anyone involved in a business is encouraged to consider the PA-EITC/OSTC. For further information, please go to and enter “EITC” or “OSTC” in the search window.
Individuals interested in obtaining credits as if they were businesses through the Church Farm School Special Purpose Entity should also contact the CFS Development Office.
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.