Financial burden is a terrible feeling and something that is, unfortunately, common in Maine. Maine has a bill to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit. According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy, the EITC currently gives back a mere 5 percent of tax credit back to low-income Mainers. That is the lowest percentage in New England. Vermont has a rate of 36 percent. Another issue of the EITC is that it currently only benefits low-income Mainers.