Entergy Texas volunteers providing free tax preparation for qualifying customers 

Entergy Texas customers will receive free tax preparation and have the chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day program held on several upcoming Saturdays.

Volunteer tax preparers, including Entergy employees, will be on hand at various locations help qualified residents claim federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

EITC is one of the nation’s most effective means of lifting needy Americans out of poverty. Throughout its service territory of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, Entergy has helped approximately 127,000 customers receive $224 million through the EITC program since 2011.

Upcoming events in Beaumont include:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Gloria Ramirez Neighborhood Resource Center (on the old Fair Grounds) in Beaumont

In addition to tax preparation, customers who agree to save a portion 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.

Since the program began in 2011, nearly 9,300 tax returns have been filed in Texas, with Texans receiving more than $13,123 in refunds.

“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 Sr. Customer Service Specialist Paula Odom. “As customers’ lives improve, communities benefit.”

Free tax preparation services are provided at VITA sites throughout the 2019 tax season. In some locations, local community partners are offering appointments for tax preparation services at local VITA sites throughout the tax-filing season, 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.          

Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 458,000 customers in 27 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 9,000 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 nearly 13,000 employees.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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