Qualified Entergy Texas customers will receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day events.
Entergy volunteers will be among those helping qualified residents claim federal Earned Income Tax Credits on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Gloria Ramirez Neighborhood Resource Center, 2850 Gulf Street in Beaumont.
Super Tax Day is Entergy Texas’ 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 (VITA) sites through April 15.
At local VITA sites, IRS-certified volunteers will also help determine if the taxpayers are eligible to claim federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).
EITC is one of the nation’s most effective means of lifting needy Americans out of poverty. Since 2011, more than 11,000 returns have been filed in Texas, resulting in over $14.5 million in refunds.
“Services provided through Super Tax Day and the VITA program help power lives for our customers, who can gain long-term benefits by claiming EITC,” said Stuart Barrett, vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas Inc. “By putting our customers’ hard-earned money back in their pockets, we are helping improve the lives of our customers and investing in a brighter future for our communities.”
Free tax preparation services are available at VITA sites throughout the 2020 tax season. 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.
Entergy Texas Inc. provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 27 counties. 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 nearly 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 approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.