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

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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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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.

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

 

Data as of February 2020.

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.

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