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Tax Preparation Services

Tax Assistance Appointments for 2024 are now closed

Tax preparation appointments are no longer available. Thank you for your interest. The following information is for those who already have scheduled an appointment through April 13. Find a location for free tax help

Location: College of DuPage, Main-campus, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The COD VITA-Free Tax Prep program is able to prepare federal and state income tax returns for 2020, 2021 2022 and 2023 tax years. This service is available to all community members regardless of income level.  If you have concerns about the complexity of your return contact

Tax preparation services are provided by COD Accountancy students enrolled in Accounting 2200, Income Tax Preparation. All students are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and supervised by COD Accountancy Faculty who are also IRS certified. In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), College of DuPage is able to provide tax preparation services FREE to everyone.

Directions to the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Campus

The College of DuPage, Student Resource Center (SRC) is located just east of Lambert Rd. on the south side of Fawell Blvd. To access the Student Resource Center (SRC) enter Parking Lot Fawell C as designated on the Campus Map. There is handicap parking conveniently located in Parking Lot Fawell C closest to the building. 

Once you enter the building using Student Resource Center (SRC), Entrance 1, take the elevator up to the third floor, and enter the Academic Computing Lab, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3000. The check-in table will be located near the entrance of Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3000. Learn More

What to Expect

In-person Tax Preparation Service - Tax returns will be completed during your scheduled appointment time while working with the tax preparer. Completed returns will be reviewed by the instructor and taxpayer. Taxpayer and spouse (if applicable) will sign an IRS e-file Signature Authorization Form giving us permission to electronically file your returns. Taxpayers will receive a paper copy of the completed returns for their records. Your tax returns will be electronically filed in one to two business days. 

Documents to Bring to Your Appointment

Intake Form 13614-C can be completed and printed in advance of your appointment. Please bring your completed copy to your appointment. (Paper copies of the Intake Form will also be available when you check in for your appointment. Please allow an extra 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment to complete.)

  • A Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for taxpayer and spouse
  • A state ID card, driver’s license or passport for taxpayer and spouse
  • Form 1095-A (if insurance is provided by the Health Insurance Marketplace®)
  • A copy of 2022 tax returns (federal and state)
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit

Income Documents

  • W-2 Form (if applicable)
  • Form SSA-1099 (Social Security Benefit Statement)
  • Form 1099-K or 1099-NEC (if self-employed, e.g., an Uber driver)
  • Form 1099-INT or end-of-year bank statement (interest from checking and savings accounts)
  • Form 1099-DIV (dividend transactions)
  • Form 1099-G (unemployment compensation)
  • Form 1099-R (retirement plan/IRA distributions)
  • Form W2-G (gambling winnings)
  • Form 1099-B (stock transactions)


  • Form 1098-E (student loan interest payments)
  • Educator expenses if you are a licensed K-12 classroom teacher
  • A detailed list of charitable contributions
  • Form 1098 (mortgage interest statement)
  • Real estate taxes paid in 2022
  • A detailed list of business expenses (if you are self-employed)

Child Care Expenses

  • Child care expenses (provider’s name, address and SSN or Employer Tax ID)

Higher Education Expenses

Student tuition and book expenses (1098-T, account statement, receipts for books and supplies); total in the following expense amount categories:

  • Tuition Amount
  • Fees (Academic fees only)
  • Books (Include only course-required books)
  • Supplies (Include only course-required supplies)
  • Room and board (Not a qualified expense) 

Additional Resources

Eligibility Requirements and Disclaimer

If you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms please reschedule your appointment, as clients who appear physically unwell at the time of their appointment will not be seen.

We reserve the right to refuse tax preparation services to individuals who are disrespectful to any of our student volunteers, faculty or staff.

Tax Preparation Contact Information

If you have questions regarding tax preparation services, email Expect a response to your message within 48 hours.