Average federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) claim by county in Massachusetts

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Why This Indicator Matters

What is EITC's contribution to poverty reduction in Massachusetts? Read about its effect on outcomes for low-income individuals in the MassBudget brief Massachusetts's Earned Income Tax Credit.

For more information and to see annual state spending on the EITC, visit MassBudget's Children's Budget

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The average amount, in dollars, of Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits received by tax filers making EITC claims in each county..

EITC is a refundable tax credit for workers who earn low or moderate levels of income. The amount received depends on a number of factors, including income and number of children.

Data Source:

Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data provided by the Brookings Institution, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Interactive, available here.


Massachusetts provides additional EITC benefits based on the amount of federal tax credit. The state EITC was 15% of the federal credit, and increased to 23% of the federal tax credit in January 2016.