Strengthening Tax Breaks For Maryland’s Working Families

Working family tax credits, like Maryland’s state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit, are proven, powerful tools that help ensure kids don’t grow up in poverty and help families afford the basic things their household needs. Maryland took a big step forward in supporting working families in 2023 when it created a permanent Child Tax Credit, expanded the state EITC to include thousands of low-income workers who were previously ineligible for the credit, and increased the amount of the EITC for all recipients.


Strengthen Maryland’s
working family


Improved maternal
and infant health


Better school performance and
increased college enrollment

The EITC we have today is effective because it includes all low-income working people, whether they are lifelong Marylanders or immigrants who have chosen Maryland as their home; whether they are raising kids or just starting out on their own. However, the credit remains less effective for workers who don’t claim dependent children on their taxes, as the income limits are far below the state’s minimum wage. We all benefit when Marylanders have greater economic security, and making permanent improvements to the EITC will allow our families and communities to weather the ups and downs of the economy and life challenges.

A powerful benefit for working families

Whether it’s covering a large one-time expense, like a car repair or books for school, or making it easier to cover the monthly bills, tax credits can have a powerful impact. Learn more about the EITC and Child Tax Credit

Are you eligible?

Recent changes to the state and federal earned income and child tax credits may have affected your family’s eligibility – some people became eligible for the first time. Learn more about who can get the EITC and how you can get help with your taxes. Tax credit resources

Show your support

Tax Credits for Maryland Families is a growing coalition of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, community-led groups, and individual Marylanders working to maintain and strengthen Maryland’s working family tax credits. From contacting your legislator to sharing your personal story, there are many ways to get involved. Join the coalition.

Join Marylanders from across the state and support a tax system that puts working families first.

About Tax Credits for Maryland Families

Tax Credits for Maryland Families is a coalition of community-led organizations, nonprofits, and Marylanders working to strengthen the tax credits that give hundreds of thousands of working families in Maryland the opportunity to thrive. Working family tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) help Marylanders afford basics like transportation and child care, so they can take care of their families and contribute to their communities and our economy.

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Our coalition members include: