EITC can help you donate to yes

Want to keep your tax dollars local and support your future workforce? Donate to YES and the Council’s workforce development initiatives today through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

MAEC, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is deemed an Educational Improvement Organization in providing innovative educational programs to, or in conjunction with, public schools. PA businesses can apply for EITC credits through the Department of Community & Economic Development’s electronic single application system. Donating allows for businesses to support hundreds of local students in your community and all this will require is completion of the one-page application.

4 Simple Steps!


Apple online


Receive award notification from DCED


Donate to MAEC for the YES Program


Provide letter of receipt to DCED


Businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
  • Insurance Company Law of 1921
  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners


Two year agreement – 90% tax credit up to $750,000
One year agreement – 75% tax credit up to $750,000

Tax credit applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis by day submitted. All applications received on a specific day will be processed on a random basis before moving on to the next day’s applications. Applications will be approved until the amount of available tax credits is exhausted.


DCED will notify you directly of approval. An approved company must provide proof to DCED within 90 days of the notification letter that the contribution was made to an organization within 60 days of the notification letter. DCED will then notify the Department of Revenue to apply the EITC against the appropriate taxes identified by the business. Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and are not refundable or transferable.


May 15
Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply to renew their 2-year commitment.

May 15
Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.

July 2
All other businesses businesses including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.


Contact the Council office at 570-622-0940 or email Courtney Fasnacht for assistance in the application process.

Visit the DCED website to apply now! Support your future workforce and retain the talent in your community.

Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employers Council, Inc.

250 One Norwegian Plaza
Pottsville, PA 17901
Call (570) 622-0940