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Happy 48th Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day! Did you know that only 80% of eligible low- and moderate-income workers claim the refundable credit? Don’t miss out. If you are between the ages of 25 and 65 and have lived in the United States for more than half of the tax year, watch this video. 

Check your eligibility every year, especially if you have a new job, a new child, change in marital status, or a change in your spouse’s employment. Visit the EITC page for frequently asked questions about the credit. 

Here’s another important tax credit for a very different population. If you’re 65 or older and were a Massachusetts resident for at least part of the year, there’s a credit you may be able to take advantage of. Watch this video to learn more about the circuit breaker credit and visit the info page for follow-up questions and concerns. 

For both credits, you are required to file a Massachusetts income tax return even if you do not owe income tax.  


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