Both the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs are funded by companies that contribute to our scholarship organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The longstanding EITC program has helped countless students attend our Catholic schools every year.
EITC tax credits are often depleted on the first day of their availability. OSTC credits are also exhausted. The waiting list we have for scholarships is long. The need for more credits, to help more parents pick the best school for their children, is evident.
Our state elected officials are still negotiating the budget, and the EITC and OSTC are likely part of the bargain. We need to give them a strong show of support so they will remember to represent the hundreds of parents in their districts who want what’s best for their child’s educational needs.
Please ask your legislator to vote in favor of House Bill 752, which would increase EITC and OSTC tax credits. HB 752 passed the House on May 11, and now it is time for the Senate to vote for it, so that even more parents can make a choice about the right school for their children.
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