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Appendix B—PA’s Tuition Tax Credit Program

Tuition Tax Credits at a Glance, 2000-03
Year*  Nonprofit OrganizationNumber of Corporations Making Donations Number of DonationsDonation AmountsCredit Given to Corporations**
Year 1SO8491,056$19 million$16.9 million
EIO403657$10.5 million $9.1 million
Year 2***SO 1,050 1,329 $22 million $19.7 million
EIO 420727$11.3 million $9.8 million
Year 3 (as of August 2003)SO 755 pledged 55 $655,032$587,979
EIO 399 pledged 19 $136,000 $120,900

* Fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The first year of the program was 2001-2002.
** The law caps the total credits given to corporations in one year at $30 million ($20 million for SO
and $10 million for EIOs.)
*** Figures as of August 2003. Final numbers for 2001-2002 are not due until October 2003.

Total Program Costs, 2000-03
Yearly TotalsNumber of Corporations Making Donations Number of DonationsDonation AmountsCredit Given to Corporations
Year 1
1,135
1,713 $29.6 million $26.0 million
Year 2 1,359 2,056 $33.3 million $29.5 million
Year 3 (as of Aug. 2003) 1,017 74 $791,032 $708,879

Source: Phone conversation with Educational Improvement Tax Credit Department, Pennsylvania Department of Communications and Economic Development, August 12, 2002.

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