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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 now 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.
Harford Community College 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.
Harford Community College has partnered with Maximus TRA Services to enable you to access your 2019 1098-T Form electronically through a secure website. The 1098-T's are used to determine your eligibility for claiming Education Tax Credits on your Federal Income Tax returns.
If records are present for you, you will be instructed to create an account (Follow the instructions on the website to create a free account and retrieve your 1098-T). NOTE: If records are not found or you have difficulty creating an account, use the 'Help' link in the left menu.
Please note that the electronic copy of this form is being made available in late January, which is earlier than the availability of the paper copy. Paper 1098-T's will not be mailed until January 31, 2020.
If you have questions, please contact Maximus Customer Service at 1-800-223-0043 or HCC 1098-T contact line at 443-412-2473 or 1098T@harford.edu.
As required by FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act), this information can only be provided directly to the student. Students, who are claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return, should provide the form directly to that party.
The information provided above is general information only and should not be interpreted as tax or legal advice. HCC and its employees cannot give tax advice. Please contact your tax professional or the IRS, if advice is needed.
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