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02/04/2022

Volunteers will help eligible clients claim their earned income tax credits

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — For more than 12 years, employees of Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana have volunteered to help customers who qualify for the federal earned income tax credit receive help claiming the money they earned. And this year is no different.

Entergy’s businesses in Louisiana also continue to partner with community advocates to support free IRS-certified volunteer tax preparation services for eligible clients. Funding for this effort is provided by shareholder contributions and does not impact customer bills.

Since 2009, Entergy’s support of volunteer tax assistance sites has returned $298 million to more than 164,000 residents throughout the company’s utility area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In Louisiana, about 80,800 have received more than $146 million.

The federal government estimates that the EITC has lifted more than 5.6 million people out of poverty, including three million children; however, one in five who qualify for the EITC do not apply for it.

Free tax preparation services are provided at VITA locations throughout the 2022 tax season. At local VITA locations, IRS-certified volunteers from Entergy Louisiana businesses and community partners will be available to assist residents who earn $57,000 or less to determine if they are eligible for tax benefits. Eligible families can receive up to $6,700 through the EITC.

At select VITA locations, local community partners offer appointments for tax preparation services, tax preparation services, financial coaching, budget workshops, free legal services and more. Contact your community provider to confirm available services. VITA site locations are available at entergy.com/freetaxhelp. Residents can register to have their taxes prepared at getyourrefund.org. Information from getyourrefund.org will be used to match a filer with a nearby VITA provider.

Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility serving Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The company supplies electricity to more than 205,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers.

Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to approximately 1.1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. It operates in South, Central, and North Louisiana.

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged in the generation, transmission and retail distribution of electricity. Entergy provides electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest utility scale power generation fleets in the United States with approximately 30,000 megawatts of power generation capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media.

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