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IRS-certified Entergy Mississippi volunteers to provide free tax help
Super Tax Days, VITA sites aim to end poverty for neediest Mississippians
JACKSON, Miss. – For more than 14 years, IRS-certified Entergy volunteers have provided free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout the Entergy Mississippi service area.
In some VITA locations, local community partners offer 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 EntergyFreeTaxHelp. Taxpayers can also file on their own at GetYourRefund.org.
Entergy Mississippi and community partners will also host three Super Tax Day events where volunteers will help taxpayers file for free. This year, federal and state tax returns must be filed by April 18. Super Tax Day dates, time and locations are:
- Saturday, Feb. 18
United Way of the Mid-South
1775 Memphis St.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 25
Capital Area United Way
787 E. Northside Dr.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Super Tax Day and VITA site volunteers will also help taxpayers determine if they are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. EITC is one of the nation’s most effective means of lifting Americans out of poverty. In 2022, more than 12,000 Entergy customers received $21.7 million in federal tax refunds through Earned Income Tax Credits.
"Entergy employees power life with a direct, positive impact on the quality of life of our customers," said Liz Brister, Entergy's manager of low-income programs. "Through volunteering their time in helping prepare taxes during Super Tax Day events and helping customers claim funds they’ve earned, Entergy makes a positive impact in the communities we serve.”
Since 2009, Entergy’s Super Tax Day program has helped return $320 million to 177,000 Entergy customers throughout the company’s service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
About Entergy Mississippi
Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 461,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Mississippi is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.