LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Entergy Arkansas and the Central Arkansas EITC Coalition
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.
On Saturday, Jan. 31, in Little Rock and throughout tax season at
local VITA sites, volunteers certified
by the Internal Revenue Service will help residents determine if they qualify
for EITC and provide free tax preparation. Saturday’s Super Tax event will take
place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts building, Arkansas
State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard Street. Call (501) 682-0228 to make an
appointment or find out more information. Walk-ins are also welcome.
The EITC tax program benefits families or individuals earning $52,400 or less
in 2014. For a list of VITA sites across Arkansas, visit
While nearly 400,000 Arkansas residents annually qualify for EITC, more than
70,000 eligible people don’t claim these federal credits. These unclaimed EITC
credits for Arkansas amount to $180,381,675. Based on income and the number of
children in the household, qualifying working families can receive as much as
Entergy’s support to 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 the EITC Coalition, Entergy Arkansas is supporting efforts to help
our customers most in need, which in turn helps grow our local economies,” said
Tom Kennedy, vice president of public affairs, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. “Families
tell us they’ve used the tax credits they’ve earned for immediate needs like
purchasing groceries, medications or paying bills, as well as making long-term
investments like 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, as well as other locations at
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in
63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, 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 more
than 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.
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