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  • Department of Transitional Assistance

It’s tax season! Do you know about tax credits you may be eligible for?

If your household includes children under the age of 13, people 65 years or older, people with a disability, or a spouse who needs care, you may qualify for the new MA Child and Family Credit. You could get up to $310 per eligible household member.

If you worked in 2021 and did not receive a federal stimulus payment, you may still be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), up to $2,100.

To claim these funds, simply file a tax return or ask for an extension by April 18, 2024. It does not matter if you have no or low income. Tax payments don’t impact DTA benefits. Find free help at

  • Department of Transitional Assistance 

    The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in six residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
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