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. 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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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 receive a link to the FREE SECURE tax site.
  • 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 and our United Way certified VITA Volunteers will complete your tax return remotely. Program begins January 20th.
  • 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 2021

Bonita Springs

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

United Way House
Goodwill Job-Link
26820 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 357-4024
Monday/Tuesday: 5pm-7:30pm

Cape Coral

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

Water’s Edge Church
2213 Country Club Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990
Monday: 5pm-8pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Englewood

YMCA 
701 Medical Blvd., Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 627-3539
Select Saturdays 9am -2pm

Estero

United Way House- Year Round Site
Interfaith Charities 
17592 Rockefeller Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967
239.267.0895

Fort Myers

United Way –Year-Round Site
7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
(239) 433-3900
Saturday 11am-4pm; Monday 12pm-4pm
DRIVE UP DROP OFF/PICK UP ONLY

Palm Beach Goodwill
4162 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers FL 33905
(239) 694-4915
Friday 9am – 2pm

LaBelle

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

LaBelle United Way House – Year Round Site
133 North Bridge Street, LaBelle, FL 33935
(239) 433-7559
Tuesday, Thursday: 5pm-8pm
By appointment only

Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres Goodwill
2825 Lee Blvd. Lehigh, FL 33971
(239) 369-8500
Wednesday 9am-2pm                                   

North Fort Myers

Health Department
83 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Tuesday 1pm-5pm; Saturday 9am–12pm 

Port Charlotte

Boys and Girls Club
21450 Gibralter Drive , Port Charlotte, FL 33952
(941) 627-3539
Select Tuesdays 9am-1pm & Select Saturdays(TBA)

Franz Ross YMCA
19333 Quesada Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33958
(941) 627-3539
Select Tuesdays 3pm – 8pm

Punta Gorda

Bayfront YMCA 
750 W Retta Esplande, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 627-3539
Wednesday 2pm – 7pm

Sanibel-Captiva

United Way House F.I.S.H
2430-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-4775
Select Fridays: 9am-3pm
DROP OFF –PICK UP Only

Resources

Offers free tax filing, real human support, and tax questions answered.

Free E-filing service for simple returns.

Prepare and file your federal income tax online for free.

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.