BATON ROUGE, La. – Entergy’s Louisiana utilities, United Way and other local nonprofit organizations are helping working families who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit receive average refunds of $2,500 or more through Super Tax Day events presented by Entergy at local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites.
Starting Jan. 30 in communities served by Entergy’s Louisiana companies, volunteers certified by the Internal Revenue Service will help residents determine if they qualify for EITC and provide free tax preparation. The program benefits families or individuals earning $52,400 or less in 2014.
Super Tax Day events include:
· Jan. 30 in Convent, Mandeville and Reserve
· Jan. 31 in Baton Rouge and Amite
· Feb. 7 in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Ruston and Grambling
· Feb. 13 in Lutcher
· Feb. 14 in Lafayette
· Feb. 21 in Thibodaux
· Feb. 27 in St. James
· March 21 in Galliano
For additional locations and more detailed information on Super Tax Day events and VITA sites, please visit entergy.com/eitc.
While more than 677,000 Louisiana residents annually qualify for EITC, each year as many as 135,000 don’t claim credits valued to be as high as $356 million. Based on income and the number of children in the household, qualifying working families can receive as much as $6,000.
Entergy’s support of Super Tax Days in the four states the utility serves – Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – has resulted in approximately 58,000 customers receiving $100 million through the EITC program since 2009. Entergy’s Super Tax Day initiative has been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the nation’s best economic empowerment program.
“Through our Super Tax Day initiative, we are supporting Entergy’s commitment to poverty solutions, which in turn helps grow our local economies,” said Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. “Families use the tax credits they’ve earned to meet immediate needs like utility bills and groceries as well as make long-term investments such as education tuition or a down payment on a home.”
Residents can also file using the website MyFreeTaxes.com. Learn more about Entergy’s support to Super Tax Days at entergy.com/eitc.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. provide electric service to more than one million Louisiana customers. Additionally, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana provides natural gas service to approximately 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.
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, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.