Fact Sheet: Improve the Health of Families in the Commonwealth through EITC

An Act Improving the Earned Income Credit for Healthier Families (filed by Rep. Decker and Sen. Eldridge) in Massachusetts will:

  • Increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit from 23 percent to 50 percent of the value of the federal EITC for all eligible recipients to reward work, increase economic mobility, and improve children’s health.
  • Enable abandoned spouses and survivors of domestic violence to safely access the state EITC.
  • Direct the Department of Revenue to engage in a comprehensive EITC promotion and outreach campaign to ensure no eligible EITC taxpayer fails to claim their credit.