State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) claims by city and town (“County Subdivision”) in Massachusetts

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

The Earned Income Tax Credit improves the economic security of working families by increasing the after-tax incomes of low and moderate wage workers. Recent research documents at the long-term effects of the EITC on families and children.

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State tax returns including claim for state Earned Income Tax Credit.

Number – Number of tax filers who claim the state EITC.
Percent – Percent of total tax filers who claim the state EITC.

S – Data suppressed due to confidentiality rules at the Mass. Dept. of Revenue.


Data Source:

Statistics on Earned Income Tax Credit: Credit Claims by Town, Mass. Department of Revenue.

Tax Years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Data for Tax Year 2018 is preliminary.


Data as of February 2020.


City and town totals include full-time as well as non-resident or part-year resident tax filers.

Massachusetts totals include filers from Devens and Hanscom military bases, as well as non-resident or part-year out-of-state filers who are not included in the city/town totals.

These totals are:

Military 2013: 435

Military 2014: 471

Military 2015: 511

Military 2016: 528

Military 2017: 576

Military 2018: 552

Out of state 2013: 37,569

Out of state 2014: 36,625

Out of state 2015: 35,513

Out of state 2016: 36,482

Out of state 2017: 10,208

Out of state 2018: 9,985

Small towns where numbers are suppressed

2018: 9