Free Tax Preparation


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

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 Tax Season has ended with July 15, 2020 filing deadline.

For those who still need to file their 2019 tax returns we offer the following alternative FREE options and resource links below:

GetYourRefund.org – offers free tax filing, real human support, and tax questions answered

MyFreeTaxes.com – Free E-filing Service for simple returns

The following resources are available at IRS.gov :

IRSFreeFile  – Free E-filing Service

File an Extension – IRS site forms

Check on your Refund – You will need your SS#, Filing Status, and exact refund amount to track your refund status

We want to thank all the volunteers, staff, and partners who helped us complete this extended Tax Season, while learning new technology, working our drive up drop off sites in 100 degree heat, and volunteering countless hours covered with masks and sanitizer to help as many folks as possible during a nationwide pandemic.

We have four year round sites that can assist clients who still need to file and who meet the current VITA criteria above. Please call to make an appointment.

Estero/San Carlos United Way House
Interfaith Charities Year Round Site
17592 Rockefeller Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33967
239.267.0895 by appointment only

Fort Myers United Way – Year-Round Site
7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
239.433.3900
Select Mondays 3pm-6pm by appointment

Lehigh United Way House- Year Round Site
Lehigh Community Services
201 Plaza Drive, Suite 103
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
239.433-3900
Select Tuesdays 4pm-7pm by appointment

LaBelle United Way House- Year Round Site 
133 North Bridge Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
239.433.7559 By appointment only

 

Check back for updates on our 2021 Site locations in December.