No one in this PUBLIC forum can see your returns ... so you will need to look at them yourself. On the form 1040 line 1 the box 1 total from all your W-2 forms will be there and possibly more ... so look in the margin to the left of the total line ... do you see an amount and a 3 letter notation like SCH ?
SCH by 1040 line 1 Wages is taxable scholarship income.
and how Turbo Tax calculates it
Taxable scholarship is any grant or scholarship amount that exceeds qualified educational expenses (tuition, fees and for undergrads, course materials[books]). Loans are not scholarships and are never taxable
Fix what? Do you have SCH by line 1 for Wages? You might need to enter your school expenses.
SCH by 1040 line 1 Wages is taxable scholarship income and the amount
See FAQ Why is my Scholarship taxable?
How 1040 line 1 is calculated
Taxable scholarship is any grant or scholarship amount that exceeds qualified educational expenses (tuition, fees and for undergrads, course materials[books]). Loans are not scholarships and are never taxable.
@chasitysmithpede let me explain. You had a 1098-T form. In Box 5 of that form was scholarships. In Box 1 of that form was the Qualified Educational Expenses (QEE) and I'll assume you had no other additional QEE.
If the Scholarships (Box 5) exceed the Expenses (Box 1), that difference is income to you and is added to Line 1 of Form 1040 with the designation "SCH".
The way the IRS looks at it, that scholarshp money is income to you and taxable BUT to the extent the money was used on Educational Expenses, it reduces what is taxable on a dollar for dollar basis. In your case, since the scholarship dollars (what you were given) exceeds the Expenses (what you spent). what remains is taxable to you.
there is nothing to fix - that is the way it works.
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