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1098-T Tuition Statement Reporting

Important: 1098-T Reporting

Beginning with tax year 2018 and after, IRS regulations require all Colleges and Universities to report Box 1-Payments Received for Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses on Form 1098-T.  Box 2 reporting is no longer used.

Important Information regarding payments: Payments received in our Student Accounts Office via regular mail (paper checks) on or before December 20, 2019 will be posted to your account in 2019 and reported on your 2019 Form 1098-T. Payments received after December 20, 2019 will not be reported on the current year 1098-T due to the necessary processing time prior to the University closure December 24, 2019-January 1, 2020.

Electronic payments made via Web Check through the Payment Center on the Online Hofstra Portal will continue to be processed on the student’s account on the date the payment is made. Therefore, a Web Check that is completed through the Payment Center on December 28, 2019 will be reported on the current year 1098-T.

With the Spring tuition bill due the first week in January 2020, please consider the due date as well as the IRS regulations when determining whether to pay your Spring 2020 bill prior to or after December 31, 2019.  You may want to consult with your tax advisor before making this decision or view the IRS website below.

Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center Education Credits: Questions and Answers 1098T Frequently Asked Questions

Under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018 and later, we will report in Box 1 the amount of QTRE you paid during the year.

Please note for 2017 1098T Reporting and Prior: Hofstra University included the amount in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) we billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Box 1 was blank for all students.

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.

Hofstra University is unable to provide you with individual tax advice, but should you have questions, you should seek the counsel of an informed tax preparer or adviser.

Below is a blank sample of the 2019 Form 1098-T, that you will receive by January 31, 2020, for your general reference. See PDF for more information about Form 1098-T.

 
Blank sample of the 2018 Form 1098-T