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1098-T Box 1 is Blank, Box 2 has school expenses. How do I file?

 my 1098-T form because my Box 1 is blank but Box 2 has my school year expenses. Box 5 has my scholarship/grants How do I file this because the website isn't syncing the information? My 1098-T form didnt sync, what do I do?

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1098-T Box 1 is Blank, Box 2 has school expenses. How do I file?

Go back through the Education Expenses and 1098-T section carefully all the way to the Education Summary page.  It sounds as thought your 1098-T is correct.  It has a Tuition amount in Box 2 and a Scholarship amount in Box 5.

The amount of Education Credit you can receive is the Box 2 amount minus the Box 5 amount.  This is considered what you paid 'out of pocket'.

You may not qualify for a credit if the Box 5 amount is more than the Box 2 amount.  You can include the amount you paid for books and other required fees as 'Additional Expenses'.

Click the link for more info on the 1098-T you may find helpful. 

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