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1098-T Information

NOTE: It is up to each taxpayer to determine eligibility for Educational Tax Benefits and how to calculate them. ACC cannot advise you on how to claim the tax benefits. Please contact a tax professional regarding your 1098-T questions.

For information available through the IRS, on both Educational Tax Benefits (deduction or credit) and the 1098-T, click on IRS Publication 970 (PDF).

IRS Form 1098-T

The IRS form 1098-T (Tuition Statement) is issued to all students who attended an eligible education institution and billed for qualified tuition and fees for the calendar year for college credit courses only. The information on Form 1098-T is used to determine if you are eligible to claim an education credit on your Federal Income Tax Return.

Continuing Education tuition and fees are not eligible to report to the IRS on the 1098-T form.

ACC does not report the paid amount (Box 1) only the billed amount (Box 2). The amounts reported in boxes 2 through 7 reflect transactions which occurred during the tax year. [Important: This 1098-T indicates the amount that ACC billed you. If you need the amount you actually paid during the tax year, please refer to your receipts; if they are not available, see Statement of Account below.]

Students that do not have a social security number on file are not automatically generated a 1098-T. The 1098-T form must be requested by emailing 1098T@austincc.edu or calling 512-223-1122. When emailing your request, please include your full name and your student ID. If you have an I.T.I.N. (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) and would like it included on your 1098-T please provide it in your email request. The I.T.I.N. is not required for the 1098-T.

If you did not receive a 1098-T or need a replacement, you may print one from the Online Services web site (Student Login) or you may request the replacement 1098-T be mailed to your address on file with ACC by sending an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or calling 512-223-1122.You do not have to be a current student to access your account in Online Services. If you do not remember you password, please contact the Help Center at 512-223-4636. The 1098-T form cannot be emailed to students.

If you need a Statement of Account is needed, the student may request this information by sending an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or by calling 512-223-1122. This information can only be mailed to their address on file with ACC. Please verify your address on file is current with Admissions and Records. Requests must include the student’s full name and student ID or the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

Payment information can also be obtained by going to the ACC home page (austincc.edu) and logging in to Online Services, choosing Manage My Account, Continue, Payments, then Payment History.

Requests should include the student’s full name and student ID or the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

PLEASE NOTE for Address Changes:

If the address on file is not your current address, you update your address through Admissions and Records by completing a Student Data Change form (PDF). If you are faxing or mailing the form to ACC, be sure to include a photocopy of a picture I.D. Once your address has been updated, please send an email to 1098T@austincc.edu to have a duplicate 1098-T mailed to you.

If you have any other questions that are not answered by this website or the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the 1098-T or related issues about ACC, please send an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or call 512-223-1122.

FAQs for IRS Form 1098-T

More information about “Tax Benefits for Education” is available here (PDF).

  • I did not receive a 1098-T
    If you did not receive a 1098-T or need a replacement, you may print one from the Online Services web site (Student Login) or you may request the replacement 1098-T be mailed to your address on file with ACC by sending an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or calling 512-223-1122.
  • If the address on file is not your current address, you may update your address through Admissions and Records by completing a Student Data Change form (PDF). If you are faxing or mailing the form to ACC, be sure to include a photocopy of a picture I.D. Once your address has been updated, please send an email to 1098T@austincc.edu to have a duplicate 1098-T mailed to you.
  • Box 1 is blank and I paid for my tuition.
    ACC is not required to complete Box 1. ACC uses the billed amount for reporting to the IRS, not the amount paid. If you need the amount paid, please refer to your receipts; if they are not available, you may access your payment history from the Online Services web site (Student Login) by clicking Manage My Student Account, clicking Payments, then clicking Payment History or you may e-mail 1098T@austincc.edu to request a Statement of Account to be mailed to the address on file with ACC.
  • Box 2 is zero. If the amount in Box 2 is zero:
    1. The student’s tuition and fees may have been paid by an exemption or a sponsor. The amount billed, less the amount paid by the exemption or sponsor, is the amount reported in this box; or,
    2. The student’s qualified tuition and fees may have been paid by a “guaranteed tuition plan” (such as Texas Tomorrow, now called Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan). The amount billed, less the amount paid by the “guaranteed tuition plan,” is the amount reported in this box. [In previous years, we reported the total amount billed. However, IRS does not require us to include the “guaranteed tuition plan” payment on the 1098-T. The agency that operates the plan will report that amount to you on an IRS 1099-Q.] Or,
    3. The student did not have any billing for the reporting year but received financial aid for a previous year. In such a case, Box 2 would be zero but there would be an amount reported in Box 5.
  • Box 3 is blank
    This box indicates whether the institution has changed its reporting method. ACC did not change its reporting method for the 1098-T.
  • Box 4 has an amount in it
    This box shows any reductions in charges made for qualified tuition and related expenses made during the calendar year that relate to amounts billed that were reported for any prior year after 2002.
  • Box 5 is for scholarships and grants
    If the box is blank, the student did not receive any scholarships or grants. If the student received a loan, it is not reflected in the box because it does not qualify as a scholarship or grant. If there is an amount in box 5, it reflects the total amount of any scholarships or grants that were received by the student during the calendar year.
  • Box 6 is for adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year.
    This box reflects any reduction to the amount of scholarships or grants that were reported for any prior year after 2002.
  • Box 7 has an ‘X’ in it
    This box indicates whether the amount billed (reported in box 2) for qualified tuition and related expenses relate to an academic period that begins in January through March of the next calendar year.
  • Box 8 has an ‘X’ in it
    This box indicates the student was at least a half-time student during any academic period that began in the calendar year; meaning the student was registered for 6 hours or more during a semester. If it is blank, the student was registered for fewer than 6 hours each semester.
  • Boxes 9 and 10 are always blank.
  • If the student is requesting a 1098-T for a prior year, they must send an e-mail to 1098T@austincc.edu, specifying the year for which they are requesting a 1098-T.

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