Support: Tax Credit Programs

Have Your Tax Dollars Support the French International School of Philadelphia!

About the EITC & OSTC Programs

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC) allow individuals and companies that are doing business and paying taxes in Pennsylvania to redirect a portion of their state tax payments to approved scholarship organizations. The French International School of Philadelphia qualifies as an approved scholarship organization, so you can direct your tax credits to support our Beyond Borders Fund, which provides our community scholarships and tuition assistance.

Any business that pays PA taxes and any individual who pays $3,500 or more in PA state tax is eligible to participate in the program. You can receive a 90% tax credit on the donated amount, and then claim the remaining 10% on your federal taxes as a charitable donation. So, if you make a $3,500 gift to Beyond Borders through EITC, it means you’ll only be out of pocket $350. 

If you would like to speak with someone at the School, or wish to request a joinder agreement, please contact Corinne Leballeur in our Development Office at leballeur@frenchschoolphila.org or (610) 667-1284.

You can also click here for a more detailed presentation.

ETIC/OSTC Schedule for 2022-2023
May 15, 2022: All guaranteed EITC tax credits are ordered
July 2022: Previous donors are contacted to confirm participation
September-December 2022: Donors are contacted for their payments, there are deadlines on the letters. 
Tax credit award letters are received.
December 31, 2022: All payments to the SPE must be made
January 31, 2023: FISOP is contacted with the contribution amounts
February-March 2023: Tax documents are issued to donors
July-September 2023: State refunds are issued to donors

Thank you to our 2021-2022 EITC & OSTC Donors!

Charles & Jennifer Allen
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
Gerard & Nadine Durham
Elliott-Lewis Corporation
Matthew Mousley & Tonya McDaniel
The Oltmanns Family
Republic Bank
Marc Simmons & Gillian Johnson
UGI Energy Services
The Yoga Garden