Post-9/11 GI BIll 1098-T
We received a 1098-T with Box 1 empty, Box 2 has the amount billed to the school, and Boxes 7 and 8 checked. The VA paid the school directly for tuition under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. However due to when the VA pays its education benefits out for stipends the book stipend did not arrive until after we had to purchase my husband's books for the semester. So we had to pay for the books out of pocket. Should we complete the education section related to the 1098-T? Can we claim the book costs as an education-related expense since the money was not received until after the books had to be purchased for use in class?