State EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) 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. Research documents the long-term effects of the EITC on families and children.

See massbudget.org for more information.

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

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Definitions:

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. 

Data updated April 2022.

Footnotes:

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. Additionally, the total count for all small towns where numbers are suppressed is taken into account.

These totals are:
Military 
2013: 435
2014: 471
2015: 511
2016: 528
2017: 579
2018: 554
2019: 568

Out of state 
2013: 37,569
2014: 36,625
2015: 35,513
2016: 36,482
2017: 10,289
2018: 10,259
2019: 10,501

Small towns where numbers are suppressed
2017: 15
2018: 6
2019: 5