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As a student, am I REQUIRED to file my 1098-T form?

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MaryK4
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As a student, am I REQUIRED to file my 1098-T form?

No, the 1098-T is an information form.  Your school files it with the IRS.  

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Hal_Al
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As a student, am I REQUIRED to file my 1098-T form?

Q. As a student, am I REQUIRED to file my 1098-T form?

A. No. 

 

The 1098-T is only an informational document. The numbers on it are not required to be entered onto your tax return. However receipt of a 1098-T frequently means you are either eligible for a tuition credit or possibly the student has taxable scholarship income. 

 

You claim the tuition credit, or report scholarship income, based on your own financial records, not the 1098-T.  If you are a dependent, and your parent claims the tuition credit, on their return, that could mean the qualified expenses  (box 1 of the 10980T) have to be adjusted, possibly making some of the box 5 scholarship, taxable on your return. 

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