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), Child Tax Credits, Childcare Credits and/or Education Credits when you file.

We do simple returns.  We cannot do returns that have rental income; or self-employment income at a loss, with expenses that exceed $35,000, or with employees. Please call to see if you qualify.


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Free Tax Preparation United Ways SWFL
Total Impact
Returns filed for 2020 tax year
Volunteer hours
Saved in tax prep fees

Choose an Option That Is Right For You

  • File Yourself – Have a simple tax return and a computer? You can file yourself for FREE. All you need is the AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) amount from last year’s return. Click here to file with
  • Upload your Documents to a secure site– with Get Your Refund, complete an online intake form and scan or upload photos of your tax documents into a secure account where and our United Way certified VITA Volunteers will complete your tax return remotely. Program begins January 24th.
  • Schedule an appointment at one of our tax sites. See the list of tax sites below. Please pay careful attention to the description of the sites listed below—some do offer traditional face-to-face appointments while others only offer drop-off/pick up tax appointments.

Book your appointment by clicking the link below or call 211 or (239) 433-3900

Proposed Site Locations for 2023

Bonita Springs

Café of Life
10540 Childers Street
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

United Way House
Catholic Charities
26820 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Cape Coral

Crosspoint Church
204 SW 11th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33991

Water’s Edge Church
2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990

Estero/ South Fort Myers

Interfaith Charities at Estero Community Church
21115 Design Parc Ln, Estero, FL 33928

Interfaith Charities
17592 Rockefeller Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967
Drop off/Pickup Valet Only Tuesday 2-4pm No Appointment required

FGCU-Florida Gulf Coast University
10485 FGCU Blvd S. Fort Myers, FL 33965 (Lutgert Hall-Room LH2210)


Fort Myers

United Way –Year-Round Site
7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 433-3900

Palm Beach Goodwill
4162 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers FL 33905
(239) 694-4915

Dr. Carrie Robinson Center
2990 Edison Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916

(239) 433-3900


Goodwill Community Resource Center
91 S Lee St, LaBelle, FL 33935
(863) 674-0559

LaBelle United Way House – Year Round Site
133 North Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935
(239) 433-7559

Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres Goodwill
2825 Lee Blvd. Lehigh, FL 33971
(239) 369-8500

United Way - Lehigh Community Services
201 Plaza Drive Suite 3
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Traditional and Valet Appointments

North Fort Myers

Health Department
83 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Punta Gorda

1st United Methodist Church
507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 627-3539

Port Charlotte

Family Services Center
21500 Gibraltar Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
(941) 627-3539


Sanibel F.I.S.H
2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 16, Sanibel Island, FL  33957
(Next to Island Pharmacy) Traditional and Valet Appointments
Phone: (239) 472-4775

Moore Haven

Glades County Public Library
201 Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471


Offers 100% virtual tax prep services, it’s the same service you’ve always received from our certified volunteers – except no in-person contact.  It is safe and secure and can be completed using your smart phone or computer.


Prepare and e-file your own federal and state taxes safely, conveniently and FREE online.


File for an extension from the IRS.

Check with the IRS to find out the status of your refund. You will need your SS#, Filing Status, and exact refund amount to track your refund status.