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Entergy Customers Can Win Big on Super Tax Days
Volunteers provide free tax preparation for qualifying customers
NEW ORLEANS – Qualified Entergy customers will receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day events held Saturdays in February.
Super Tax Day is Entergy’s kickoff event to the tax preparation season. Customers who agree to save part of their total refund at Super Tax Day events will have an opportunity to win up to $50 in cash through a scratch off card promotion and will be entered in other drawings including a $10,000 grand prize from the national Save Your Refund program.
Customers unable to attend a Super Tax Day event in their area can still receive free tax preparation services at one of the Entergy-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites through April 15.
At local VITA sites, IRS-certified volunteers from Entergy and its community partners will help determine if taxpayers are eligible to claim federal Earned Income Tax Credits. In some VITA locations, local community partners are offering appointments for tax preparation services, drop-off tax prep services, financial coaching, budget workshops, free legal services and more. For more information on Entergy’s Super Tax Day and VITA, visit entergy.com/freetaxhelp.
EITC is one of the nation’s most effective means of lifting needy Americans out of poverty. Since 2009, Entergy’s Super Tax Day program has helped return $258 million to 150,000 residents throughout the company’s utility service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. This has resulted in an estimated $400 million in economic benefits to the communities served by Entergy, based on an economic multiplier of 1.5 determined by the Brookings Institution.
“Services provided through Entergy’s Super Tax Day and the VITA program help power lives for our customers, who can gain long-term benefits by claiming EITC,” said Liz Brister, Entergy’s manager of low-income programs. “By putting our customers’ hard-earned money back in their pockets, we are helping improve customers’ lives and investing in a brighter future for our communities.”
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,500 employees.