Tag Archives: 1098-T

Educational tax credits can help taxpayers save when they file their return if they incurred any education-related expenses during the year. However, as the student in the following situation discovered, educational tax credits are based on what you actually paid, not what was billed. The Situation In 2010, the full-time Hampton University student registered for […]

Tax season can be complicated: From the math, to the organization of documents, to the filing of the forms. The IRS has over 900 different tax forms available to taxpayers when filing their returns. Generally, the average taxpayer doesn’t have to worry about a majority of the forms. Ten of them are relatively common, and […]

Paying for college is never cheap, and students can use all the help they can get. You may be able to alleviate some of the cost of college education through two different tax credits that lessen the amount you owe at tax time. American Opportunity Tax Credit: The American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) allows you […]

Student? Get a Tax Education

Just because you are a fulltime student doesn’t mean you are automatically exempt from filing a tax return or reporting your income. If you didn’t have enough withheld during the year, you may owe a surprising amount of taxes. If you don’t have to file a return, you still should, as you may be entitled […]

What is the Form 1098-T?

The IRS Form 1098-T: Tuition Statement is sent to students who pay tuition at a qualifying college or similar higher education institutions. Any college, university, or vocational school that participates in the Department of Education programs for student aid are qualified institutions. The Form 1098-T lists expenses related to education, and can help determine the […]