Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event to be held this Saturday at Gentry High School 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.”