United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Has Resumed at United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee with VITA Valet Drive Up Drop Off Service


Clients can drive up at either VITA site, stay in the car, and a tax preparer will complete an intake interview.  The client will leave their tax papers such as W-2s and 1099s with the preparer and come back the following week later to receive their completed tax return. The VITA program provides free tax filing to individuals and families making less than $66,000 per year or less. Taxpayers need to bring a Photo id for adults and social security card for everyone on the return in addition to tax documents, bank account information for direct deposit of refunds, and if the clients had marketplace health insurance, form 1095A.  IDs and SS cards are verified and returned.


Appointments for drop off can be made by calling 211 or (239) 433-3900.         


United Way Headquarters – 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

                        Mondays – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

                        Wednesday – 3:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Lehigh Acres United Way House – Lehigh Community Services - 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 103, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

                        Tuesdays – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                        Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Ft Myers Goodwill-Palm Beach Mon & Fri traditional appts (2 per day)


Lehigh Goodwill Wednesday traditional appt (2 per day)


Estero to open soon!



Tax filing deadline for 2019 tax returns is July 15. Tax preparation is performed by IRS certified volunteers.  For more information please contact Mary Meador at Marym@UnitedWayLee.org or call (239) 433-7206.


If a taxpayer has access to a computer and would like to file their own taxes free of charge, they can logon to MyFreeTaxes.com. It is simple, fast, and secure while offering online assistance with the process.