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My daughter's college sent me a 1098-T but their policy is to not enter a number in Box 1. They told me how to calculate the number. Can I enter the number I calculate?

The TurboTax instructions say to only enter a number directly from Box 1 of the 1098-T form.
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Hal_Al
Level 15

My daughter's college sent me a 1098-T but their policy is to not enter a number in Box 1. They told me how to calculate the number. Can I enter the number I calculate?

No. If  box 1 on your 1098-T is blank. leave it blank. 

You claim the tuition credit,  based on your own financial records, not the 1098-T. In the 1098-T screen, click on the link "What if this is not what I paid the school" underneath box 2. You will then be able to enter the actual amounts paid. Later the interview will allow you to enter books and other course materials.

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Hal_Al
Level 15

My daughter's college sent me a 1098-T but their policy is to not enter a number in Box 1. They told me how to calculate the number. Can I enter the number I calculate?

No. If  box 1 on your 1098-T is blank. leave it blank. 

You claim the tuition credit,  based on your own financial records, not the 1098-T. In the 1098-T screen, click on the link "What if this is not what I paid the school" underneath box 2. You will then be able to enter the actual amounts paid. Later the interview will allow you to enter books and other course materials.

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