In previous years, your 1098-T included a figure in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.
Depending on your income (or your family’s income, if you are a dependent), whether you were considered full or half-time enrolled, and the amount of your qualified educational expenses for the year, you may be eligible for a federal education tax credit. (You can find detailed information about claiming education tax credits in IRS Publication 970, page 9.)
The dollar amounts reported on your Form 1098-T may assist you in completing IRS Form 8863 – the form used for calculating the education tax credits that a taxpayer may claim as part of your tax return.
Crowder College is not able to provide you with individual tax advice. If you have questions, you will need to seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.
For more information about Form 1098-T, visit https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1098t.pdf.
You can also access and retrieve your 1098-T online by going to https://tra.vangent.com Please refer to the 1098-T Instructions to guide you through the Vangent TRA login process located at http://www.crowder.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/1098-t-instructions.pdf