Tax Preparation

Free Tax Return Preparation

Get you State and Federal tax returns electronically prepared free of charge by IRS-Certified COD students and faculty.

Schedule Your Appointment:

Helpful Reminders:

  • Please arrive to your appointment 10 to 15 minute prior to the start time, in order to check in and complete the IRS Intake form. 
  • The IRS Intake Form can also be completed online. Bring a printed copy of the completed intake form to your appointment.
  • Bring account information if you wish to direct deposit.

Tax Preparation Documents

You Need to Bring (For each person on the return)::    

  • Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) card or letter 
  • Prior year's tax return
  • Birth date
  • Picture ID

Income statements or forms like the following:

  • Wages for each job (W-2)
  • Interest form (Form 1099-INT)
  • Dividends (Form 1099-DIV)
  • Retirement plans - (Forms 1099-R)
  • Gambling winnings (Form W-2G)
  • Unemployment (Form 1099-G)
  • Social Security benefits (Form SSA-1099)
  • Miscellaneous income (Form 1099-MISC)
  • Sale of Stock (Form 1099-B)
  • Scholarships and grants (Form 1098-T)
  • Health insurance purchased through marketplace (Form 1095-A)

Bring if it applies to you:

  • Routing and bank account numbers for direct deposit
  • Tuition expenses you paid to attend a university/technical college (Form 1098-T)
  • Interest you paid on student loans (Form 1098-E)
  • Day care expenses you paid for your children. Bring provider's name, address, and tax ID or Social Security Number.
  • Records of charitable contributions
  • Homeowners: mortgage interest and real estate taxes paid for filing year (Form 1098)
  • Proof of health insurance (health insurance card, Form 1095-B or C)
  • Medical payments and insurance premiums paid
  • Identity Theft PIN letter
  • Any unfiled previous year's tax return 

Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free

Free file is a fast, safe, and free way to do your federal return online. Prepare and e-file your return to the IRS with free tax software or fillable forms. Choose a Free File option based on your income.

  • Free File Software for income below $66,000
  • Free File Fillable Forms for income above $66,000 

To access Free File Software or Forms visit: Free File (Site will be available in January 2020)

Tax Prep Contact Information

Mark Yahoudy, full-time faculty (VITA)

Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1448C

(630) 942-4248


If you have questions please e-mail or call (630) 942-3450. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you in 48 hours.