Entergy to offer tax prep at Gentry
Note: The following is a release from Entergy
Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event held Saturday, February 1 at Gentry High School in Indianola from 10 a.m. until 3 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.
Customers unable to attend Super Tax Day can still receive free tax preparation services at Indianola’s Southern Bancorp branch, one of many Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites, through April 15.
At the VITA sites, IRS-certified volunteers from Entergy Mississippi and Southern Bancorp 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.
Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 45 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 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.