LIBERTY February 20, 2020 - Qualified Entergy Texas customers will receive free tax preparation and have a chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day events.
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 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 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.