The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, March 2017. Few issues cut across the nonprofit sector like the issue of opportunity, and few policies that increase opportunity are as impactful as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The federal and state EITCs provide a cash supplement to the income of low-wage workers. However, not everyone who is eligible for the EITC receives it. That problem is especially acute during tax season, when people apply for and receive the EITC. This
edition of Commonwealth Insights highlights the benefits of the EITC, the gap between actual and eligible recipients, EITC resources in Massachusetts and the steps needed to spread its benefits to as many low-wage workers as possible.