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 looks 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.

Data as of March 2018.


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 about 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

Out-of-state 2013: 37,569
Out-of-state 2014: 36,625
Out-of-state 2015: 35,513