Tax Preparation

Free Electronic Tax Return Filing

Get your State and Federal tax returns electronically prepared free of charge by student volunteers under the supervision of COD instructors.

To schedule your appointment visit:Tax Prep Appointments

Services are provided at COD main-campus, Seaton Computing Center on Saturday: February 9, 16 and 23; March 2, 9, 16 and 23; April 6 and 13, 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Addison Center
Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Carol Stream Center
Sunday, February 17, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Naperville Center
Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Westmont Center
Sunday, February 24, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Park View Elementary School
Sunday, February 24, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

NEW Drop-off Service

A drop-off service has been added for your convenience at select COD center locations. Drop off your tax preparation documents, IRS Intake Form, and provide contact information and pick up and sign your completed return the following week.

Carol  Stream Center
Wednesday: February 13 and 27; and March 13; 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Westmont Center
Wednesday: February 20 and March 6; 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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

  • Prior year 2017 federal and state tax returns filed with the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue or other states 
  • W-2 for wages
  • Alimony received
  • Real estate tax payments
  • Information on charitable donation-receipts etc.
  • Child care expenses and details regarding provider

Additional Forms Received

  • 1095 A-C for health insurance
  • 1098 Mortgage interest or education expenses
  • 1099 INT, DIV, etc.
  • 5498 HSA contributions
  • 1098-T for tuition paid
  • 1098-E for student loan interest
  • Form 1099-R for retirement distributions
  • Any other tax reporting form you received


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 

If you have questions please e-mail or call (630)942-3450. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you in 24 hours.


Contact Information

Maureen McBeth, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1451, (630) 942-2879

Bev Carlson, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1443, (630) 942-2140

Anika Collins, Program Advising
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1454D, (630) 942-3961

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

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