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Below are some common questions and answers regarding the 1098-T, which the University sends to students.
The University is required by law to send out 1098-Ts to all students who were billed qualifying tuition and fees. Students may be eligible to claim an educational tax credit.
In previous years, the University provided the tuition and fees that were billed to you in Box 2 of this form. Due to a 2018 change in institutional reporting requirements under federal law. This year, we will be reporting the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) you paid during the tax year in Box 1 of the form.
Sample of the IRS 1098-T form that you will receive in January 2019:
For additional instructions on completing the 1098-T Form visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf.
The best source of information on the educational tax credits is directly from the IRS. The information can be found in IRS publication 970 Tax Benefits for Education.
No, we recommend that you consult a tax professional to determine your eligibility.
The University will mail a statement to your home address upon receipt of your request. You can make your request electronically by sending an email to email@example.com. You can also call (609) 984-4099.
Yes. Thomas Edison State University is working with ECSI, which serves more than 1,300 educational institutions throughout the country, to provide our students the opportunity to receive their 1098-T Tax Form electronically. To provide consent to receive your 1098-T form electronically, use the link below and follow the simple instructions to sign up.
If you have any questions, please visit www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html for information regarding your tax documents and to obtain contact information for ECSI.
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Yes. Regardless of how you receive your 1098-T, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires a complete mailing address on the tax form. The University cannot produce an electronic or paper 1098-T Tax Form if there is missing address information, such as a street, state or zip code.
The IRS requires the 1098-T be sent by January 31. In most cases, the form is sent during the last week of January prior to the 31st.
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