An Act To Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit in Maine
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §42-C is enacted to read:
§ 42-C. Notification regarding earned income tax credit eligibility
Sec. 2. 36 MRSA §5219-S, as amended by PL 2015, c. 328, §8, is further amended to read:
§ 5219-S. Earned income credit
This bill expands the earned income tax credit by increasing the credit from 5% to 15% of the federal earned income tax credit and extending the credit to persons from 18 to 24 years of age who have no qualifying child.
This bill also requires the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Standards to provide a poster or notice to employers that states that employees may be eligible for the earned income tax credit. This bill requires employers to post the poster or notice in a place that is accessible to the employers' employees.