Tax Reporting 1098-T

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Austin Community College issues an IRS Form 1098-T to all students who were billed qualified tuition and fees during the previous calendar year.

The Form 1098-T can be used to determine your eligibility for income tax credit.

Note: ACC reports amounts billed for qualified tuition and fees instead of total payments received. Therefore, the amount reported on the 1098-T may not be the amount you would report on your tax return.

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ACC mails the Form 1098-T to your address on file with the college by January 31.  Students can also access their 1098-T by logging into Self-Service.  On the tax information page, consent to view/print your 1098-T in electronic format. You may revoke your consent at any time.

Missing your Form 1098-T?

If you don’t receive a Form 1098-T, confirm that:

Questions & Answers

It  is the responsibility of 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. View IRS information on the 1098-T and tax benefits for education.

IRS Form 1098-T

The IRS form 1098-T (Tuition Statement) is issued to all students who attended an eligible education institution and were billed for qualified tuition and fees during the calendar year for college credit courses. 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.

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: The 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 "If you need a Statement of Account" below.

  • Students with Alternate Social Security numbers

    Due to IRS regulations, you must furnish the school a Tax Identification Number (TIN) for 1098-T purposes.  The most common Tax Identification Number is the social security number or the individual tax identification number (ITIN). You can update your TIN by visiting a campus Admissions & Records office..

  • If you need a Statement of Account

    If you need a Statement of Account, you may request this information by sending an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or call 512-223-1122. This information can only be emailed to your ACC email account or mailed to your address on file with ACC.

  • Payment information

    Payment information can also be obtained online. After logging in to your account, click My Account, then click Payment History.

  • 1098-Ts from prior years

    Eligible students who consented to electronic delivery can review prior year 1098-Ts from 2008 forward online. If you need a 1098-T for a year prior to 2008, please send an e-mail to 1098T@austincc.eduor call 512-223-1122 to request a copy.

  • Update your address or Taxpayer Identification Number

    Visit the Update Your Information page to change your address or your Taxpayer Identification Number (such as SSN or ITIN)..

IRS Form 1098-T Questions & Answers

See IRS information on the tax benefits of education.

  • I did not receive a 1098-T

    If you don’t receive a Form 1098-T, confirm that:

    • Your address on file with ACC is correct. Need to Update?
    • You enrolled in classes that are qualified expenses. For example, Continuing Education classes are not qualified expenses.
    • You have provided ACC with a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) issued by the U.S. Government (SSN or ITIN). Need to Update?

    Requests can be made by sending an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or by calling 512-223-1122.

  • When will I receive my 1098-T?

    Electronic copies will be available to eligible students by January 31st. For eligible students who did not consent to electronic delivery of Form 1098-T, a hard copy will be post-marked and mailed by January 31st.

  • I took classes in the spring but did not receive a 1098-T

    If you registered for spring courses in the previous calendar year, the qualified tuition and related expenses would appear on the previous calendar year's Form 1098-T, and Box 7 would be marked. Read about Box 7 below.

  • I am an international student and did not receive Form 1098-T

    If you are a non-resident alien student and do not have U.S. source income (U.S. scholarships, awards, waivers etc.) that is subject to tax, ACC is exempt from issuing a Form 1098-T to you, unless requested. Requests can be made by sending an email to 1098T@austincc.edu or by calling 512-223-1122.

  • What is ACC's Employer Identification Number (EIN)?

    ACC’s Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as the Filer’s Federal Identification Number, is 74-1742036. For eligible students claiming education credits such as the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits, this number may be needed on IRS Form 8863.

  • 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 online or request one. See "If you need a Statement of Account" and "Payment information" above for more information.

  • 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. The amount billed, less the amount paid by the exemption, is the amount reported in this box. Or,
    2. The student did not have any billing transactions during the calendar year, but had other reportable transactions that occurred during the calendar year.
  • 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 adjustment made for a prior year for qualified tuition and related expenses that were reported on a prior year form 1098-T.

  • Box 5 is for scholarships and grants

    If there is an amount in box 5, it reflects the total amount of scholarships, grants and/or sponsor payments on the student account during the calendar year. Loans are not reported on the 1098-T.

  • Box 6 is for adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year

    This box reflects any adjustment to the amount of scholarships or grants that were reported in a prior year.

  • 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 blank

    Boxes 9 and 10 are always blank on 1098-Ts issued by ACC.