Why does my 1098-T affect my tax return amount if tuition remission paid for all my courses.

I take one graduate level class per semester, usually.  I'm also an employee of the university.  I get tuition remission for the cost of the course.
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    If it's a "wash", don't enter the 1098-T at all. It's not required by the IRS. And, as you see, the interview is convoluted to get to the bottom line that you already know. In your case, zero.
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