Free Tax Preparation

Volunteer Income Tax TaxesFreeAssistance (VITA) Program


VITA Drive Up Drop Off appointments available at select locations

Safety is our highest priority!

Call 211 or 239-433-3900 to make an appointment

2 Sites OPEN for VITA VALET DRIVE THROUGH DROP OFF by appointment only

Lehigh Community Services: Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, and Thursday, 9am-12pm

United Way Main Office: Monday, 8:30-11:30 & Wednesday, 3:30-6:15pm

We have resumed our Valet tax prep with a slight change. Now, you the client will come to assigned location stay in your car and a tax preparer will come to you.  You will complete an intake interview and then leave tax papers, like W2s and 1099s, bank account information for direct deposit of refunds, and if applicable Marketplace health insurance, or 1095A form.  Volunteers will prepare and review your return and you will return to the same location one week later to review, and sign your completed return. The volunteers will then e-file the return.

Each visit – Bring your photo ID and a social security card for everyone on the return. We will check these documents but will not keep them.

New Tax Deadline to file and pay is July 15, 2020

At this time, we can offer this online alternative: for simple returns

The IRS established a special webpage on to include all of the available tax-related information as it is available.


United Way’s Free Tax Preparation program helps low- to moderate-income households meet their basic needs and build financial assets. Residents who earn a household income of $66,000 or less can have their federal tax returns prepared, e- filed and direct deposited for FREE by United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. United Way IRS-certified volunteers who are passionate about taxes will prepare your return and determine if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or Childcare Credits when you file.

The VITA Program gives you two options to choose from to file your tax return:


1. FILED For You – FREE Full-Service Tax Preparation

Locate the most convenient VITA site, schedule an appointment and allow an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare and e-file your tax return for FREE!

Click the button below to schedule your appointment.

Book an appointment with United Way of Lee Hendry Glades and Okeechobee

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Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information!



Proposed Site Locations for 2020



Bonita United Way House
Goodwill Job-Link
26820 Old 41 Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Monday/Tuesday: 5-7:30pm 

Café of Life-Bonita Springs
10540 Childers Street
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Saturday: 9am-3pm

Cape Coral- Crosspoint Church
204 SW 11th Place
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Wednesday: 3pm-6pm

Cape Coral –Water’s Edge Church
2213 Country Club Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Monday: 5-8pm 
Saturday: 9am-3pm

Estero/San Carlos United Way House
Interfaith Charities Year Round Site
17592 Rockefeller Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Tuesday 1-4
Wed and Sat 9-2
Thursday 9-2 and 5-8

Englewood – Lemon Bay H.S.
2201 Placida Rd
Englewood, FL 34224
Thursday: 4:30pm-7:30pm 

Fort Myers Downtown 
City of Palms Park
2201 Edison Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(Entrance on 2305 Broadway, 3rd Floor)
Monday & Thursday: 12-5pm
Tuesday (only in nFebruary) 12-5pm

Fort Myers- Palm Beach Goodwill
4162 Palm Beach Boulevard
Fort Myers FL 33905
(239) 694.4915
Friday 9am – 1pm

Fort Myers United Way – Year-Round Site
7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Saturday 11am-4pm
Mon. 12-4

North Ft Myers- Health Department
83 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Tuesday, 1pm-4pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

LaBelle United Way House- Year Round Site 
133 North Bridge Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
Tuesday, Thursday: 5-8pm

LaBelle Goodwill Community Resource Center
91 S Lee St, LaBelle, FL 33935
(863) 675-8585
Tuesday 9am – 3pm

Lehigh Acres Goodwill
2825 Lee Blvd.
Lehigh, FL 33971
(239) 369.8500
Wednesday 9-4pm

Lehigh United Way House- Year Round Site
Lehigh Community Services
201 Plaza Drive, Suite 103
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 5-8pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: (WALK-IN) VALET Drop off Service ONLY
9am-5pm (drop off Tues, Pick up next Tues)

Okeechobee-Indian River State College
2229 NW 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Monday, 2pm-6pm

Port Charlotte- United Way Office
17831 Murdock Circle, Suite A
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tuesday: 4:30-7:30 

Punta Gorda – Baker Center
311 E Charlotte Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Wednesday: 4:30-7:30 

Sanibel-Captiva United Way House
2430-B Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
Select Fridays: 9am-3pm 

Sanibel Library
770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957
Feb. 20, March 12 & 19 – 3pm to 7pm