Volunteers provide free tax prep for qualifying customers on Super Bowl weekend
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Among the winners during this year’s Super Bowl weekend are Entergy Arkansas’ customers receiving free tax prep during Super Tax Day Feb. 3.
At the Arkansas State Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building, CADC, LRWDB and Entergy volunteers help qualified residents claim federal Earned Income Tax Credits.
EITC is one of the nation’s most effective means of lifting needy Americans out of poverty. In Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, Entergy has helped approximately 111,000 customers receive $195 million through the EITC program since 2011.
In Arkansas, more than 23,500 people have received $37.2 million in tax rebates.
“Services provided through Super Tax Day and the VITA program help power lives for customers, who can gain long-term benefits by claiming EITC,” said Tom Kennedy, Vice President of Regulatory and Public Affairs. “As customers’ lives improve, communities benefit.”
Free tax prep is provided at VITA sites throughout the 2018 tax season. In some locations local community partners are offering drop-off tax prep services, appointments for tax prep services at local VITA sites throughout the tax season, 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 Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 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 nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and more than 13,000 employees.