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1098-T FAQ

What is the 1098-T tax form?

You use the 1098-T form when completing your taxes. The information included on the 1098-T will help you determine if you are eligible for the Hope or the Lifetime Learning education credits. Please refer to the IRS website for eligibility requirements for these credits. If your parents claim you on their taxes, they will need the form to complete their taxes.

How do I obtain my current and past 1098-T tax forms?

We mail current year forms the first week of February, but you can also access them by visiting www.1098t.com and clicking on “Access my 1098-T here.” Enter in your social security number and last name to access your tax forms. 

Why is Box 1 blank?

Colleges and universities have the option of reporting either payment received or amount billed for qualifying tuition and related expenses.  Box 1 is blank because Mills College uses the amounts billed method for reporting, and therefore information is entered into Box 2. Mills has selected the amounts billed method and is required to use this method for all calendar years.

Information on how the 1098-T is completed may be found here.

How was the amount in Box 2 calculated?

The amount in Box 2 includes any qualifying tuition and fees that were charged to the student’s account during the tax year (January-December). Please note, spring tuition is typically charged to the student’s account the previous November and is reported accordingly. For example, if spring 2014 tuition is charged November 2013 it is included on the 2013 1098-T.

How was the amount in Box 5 calculated?

The amount in Box 5 includes any scholarships or grants that were disbursed to the student’s account during the tax year (January-December). Loans are not reported on the 1098-T.

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 7/24/17