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Income Equality Initiative – Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Philadelphia Code § 19-2604(6) allows a business to receive a tax credit against their Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT) liability for a contribution to a Qualifying Organization. Currently the program has four (4) available openings for businesses seeking to partner with and contribute $85,000 per year for ten (10) years to a Qualifying Community Development Corporation. The Department is accepting applications from businesses starting January 13, 2015 @ 9 am on a “first come first served” basis. If there are more applicants than the four (4) available openings, the applicable law and regulations will be used to make the selection. Successful applicants will be required to execute a Contribution Agreement with the City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue.
Original Applications can be found on our website www.phila.gov/revenue under the “Tax Professional Info” link.
Note: There are 4 available slots for Qualifying Community Development Corporations only. The Nonprofit Intermediary slots and Nonprofit Organizations Engaged in Developing and Implementing Healthy Food Initiatives slots are not available at this time.