Entergy volunteers provide free tax preparation for qualifying customers

Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation beginning this weekend.

Entergy’s Super Tax Day events will be held Saturday, February 22nd and Saturday, March 7th at the Jackson Convention Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Super Tax Day is Entergy Mississippi’s kickoff event to the tax preparation season. Customers who agree to save part of their total refund at the Super Tax Day event 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.

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Customers unable to attend a Super Tax Day event can still receive free tax preparation services at one of many Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in Mississippi through April 15.

At the VITA sites, IRS-certified volunteers from Entergy Mississippi and their partners will also help determine if the taxpayers are eligible to claim federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

EITC is one of the nation’s most effective means of lifting 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.

In Mississippi, more than 29,000 residents have received nearly $65 million.

“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 Amy Davidson, Entergy Mississippi senior customer service specialist. “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.”

Free tax preparation services are provided 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.