Letter on Expanding the Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

On June 29, 2022, Children’s HealthWatch and partners submitted a letter to Massachusetts’ Senate President Spilka, Speaker Mariano, and Chairs of the Joint Committees on Ways and Means and Revenue. In the letter we urge them to expand the Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in tax relief legislation this session. Increasing the state match to 50% of the federal credit and extending eligibility to working immigrants who file with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) would improve the financial stability of more than 400,000 households in Massachusetts and promote economic prosperity across the Commonwealth.