Tax Season officially closes on April 18 and United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades’ free tax filing assistance program has appointments available to assist Southwest Florida residents to file on time. United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides no-cost federal tax filing services at over 25 sites in Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte Counties to individuals and families making less than $66,000 per year and self-employed persons with expenses less than $35,000 showing no business loss, depreciation, or employees.
IRS-certified VITA volunteers help clients claim valuable tax credits they have earned, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit which lift millions of hard-working Americans out of poverty each year.
Taxpayers who prefer a no contact option can e-file themselves free of charge with MyFreeTaxes.com or they can let our virtual VITA volunteers file their return online through GetYourRefund.org/uwlee. To locate the most convenient VITA site and schedule an appointment, visit: UnitedWayLee.org/freetaxprep or call the United Way 211 Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 or 239.433.3900