Funding Scholarships
Through Tax Credits

Turn Your Business Tax Liability into a Scholarship Opportunity

Does your company have a Florida tax liability? We invite your corporation to join us in this vital effort as we strive to ensure all children have equal opportunity to achieve their maximum potential through education.
Florida’s business taxpayers can earn dollar-for-dollar tax credits while funding K-12 scholarships for children with financial need.
This program provides dollar-for-dollar tax credits to companies that redirect certain Florida tax liabilities to Step Up For Students, a state-approved Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO). The redirected tax dollars fund education scholarships for lower-income Florida children in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Dollar-for-dollar credits are available for these Florida tax liabilities:

How can my company participate?

Reserve your 1:1 tax credits
Remit your payment
Report your credits
Complete the online application with the Florida Department of Revenue to reserve your credits.
Reserve Your Tax Credits
Instructions to enroll in Commercial Lease/Business Rent Tax ›
Instructions to enroll in all other tax credits ›

Provide Students Access to the Learning Environment that Best Meets Their Needs

This program funds roughly 100,000 scholarships each year and allows students to attend a K-12 public or private school that provides the learning environment that best meets their unique needs.
Average household
income of $32,835
55% of scholarship students live in single parent households
68% of scholarship students are
Black or Hispanic
Annual independent research shows that once in the program, beneficiaries who were once the worst performers at their previous assigned schools kept pace with the learning gains of their peers regardless of income level. In 2019, an Urban Institute report showed that students receiving the scholarship for four years or more are 99% percent more likely to enroll in college and 45% more likely to earn a degree.
Step Up For Students is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit corporation.
Tax ID: 59-3649371
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. The Registry Number is CH-14609. Step Up For Students solicits 100 percent of its contributions and does not contract professional solicitors.