United Way of Charlotte County can help you get your taxes prepared for FREE!!!

Did You Earn Less Than $66,000 Last Year?

United Way’s free tax preparation program helps residents who earn a household income of $66,000 or less. You can have your 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 Child Tax Credits when you file.

VITA gives you two options to choose from to file your tax return:

  1. Filed for You – FREE Tax Preparation

We offer 3 locations: Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte & Englewood. Contact the United Way of Charlotte County to schedule an appointment and allow an IRS-certified volunteer to prepare and e-file your tax return for FREE! Call us at (941) 627-3539 to schedule your appointment TODAY! Or go online to:  www.unitedwayccfl.org/free-tax-prep

  1. File Online for FREE

If you have access to a computer and would like to file your own taxes free of charge, United Way can help you with that too! Log on to www.myfreetaxes.com. It’s simple, fast and secure. 

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UWCC's VITA program will be following CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 health and safety protocols including wearing face masks.

In addition, we will be offering the following options for tax preparation:

  • In-Person - Similar to previous years with the addition of health and safety guidelines being followed.  
  • Low Contact - Volunteers will not have in-person contact with clients. The clients will drop off their tax documents to an intake person. The volunteers will prepare the return at a location with other volunteers present. Volunteers will have the opportunity to call the client with any necessary questions. Clients will return to the drop-off site to pick up their returns.
  • No Contact - Same as the above process for low contact, but volunteers will work out of the comfort of their homes.