Entergy Texas Customers Can Receive Free Virtual Tax Prep

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Qualified Entergy Texas customers can receive free tax preparation at IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance this tax season.
As part of the company’s commitment to empower low-income customers, Entergy Texas is once again helping customers who qualify for federal Earned Income Tax Credits claim the money they’ve earned. Entergy Texas is also continuing its partnership with community advocates to support free IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax preparation services for qualifying customers. Funding for this effort is provided through shareholder contributions and does not impact customer bills.
At local VITA sites, IRS-certified volunteers from Entergy Texas and community partners are available to help residents who earn $57,000 or less determine if they qualify to receive the tax benefits. Qualifying families can receive as much as $6,700 through EITC.
The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the nation’s most effective tools for lifting low-income workers and their families above the poverty line. The federal government estimates EITC lifted 5.6 million people out of poverty, including 3 million children; however, it is estimated that one out of five people who qualify for the EITC fail to claim it. Entergy Texas has helped more than 11,400 households receive over $15 million since 2011.
“Services provided through the VITA program help power lives for our customers, who can gain long-term benefits by claiming the EITC,” said Stuart Barrett, Entergy Texas vice president of customer service. “By putting our customers’ hard-earned money back in their pockets, we are helping improve customers’ lives, creating opportunities and strengthening our communities.”
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