SECTION 1. Section 6(h) of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 245 and 250, the figure “23” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 50
SECTION 2. Section 6 (h) of said chapter 62 is hereby further amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-
The commissioner of revenue shall institute an outreach program to inform taxpayers about the earned income tax credit, the requirements for claiming the credit, and the option to receive the benefit throughout the year in each paycheck. In order to institute said program, the commissioner shall, to the extent that it is practicable, partner in outreach efforts with groups, including but not limited to, utility companies, labor organizations, chambers of commerce, municipalities, community based organizations and taxpayer advocates.
SECTION 3. Section 1 shall take effect on January 1, 2020 and shall apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.
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