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Entergy Mississippi Offers Customers Free Help with Taxes


Tax time can be stressful for everyone. Some of us can afford to pay someone else to do our taxes. Many aren’t that lucky, and by doing their own taxes, they can lose out on important tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit.

EITC benefits families or individuals earning up to $54,000 in 2015. Based on income and the number of children in the household, benefits can add up to $6,200. The IRS reports that 20 percent of EITC funds are unclaimed each year simply because people don't know they are available. This is where Entergy can help.

We sponsor free tax preparation for qualifying families. They may use the services of any of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, which are certified by the IRS to provide this free tax preparation help. Qualifying customers can also file their taxes for free online.

Our service area has some of the highest poverty rates in the nation. By helping our customers file their taxes for free and get the tax credits they’ve earned, we can meet our commitment to help them become more financially independent.

In Mississippi, more than 10,200 residents have received nearly $22.9 million since Entergy Mississippi launched the program by partnering with local advocates.