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Explanation of the 1098T Form

Arkansas State University does not provide income tax advice.


  • What is the purpose of the 1098T form?

    The 1098T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.  This form is intended to assist students in the preparation of federal income tax returns.  An accountant, tax preparer, or the Internal Revenue Service can best advise students in the utilization of this form when preparing tax documents. 

  • When will my 1098T be available?

    The 1098T forms will be postmarked and uploaded by January 31st. 

  • Where can I find my 1098T online?
    1. Login to myAstate
    2. Banner Self Service
    3. Student
    4. Student Records
    5. MyBill
    6. My Account
    7. Statements
    8. 1098T Tax Statement
    9. Tax Year 2020
    10. View

    OR

    1. Login to myBill
    2. Click on View Statements next to "Your latest 1098-T Tax Statement"
    3. Click View next to the 2020 Tax Year
  • To what address will my 1098T be mailed?

    The 1098T pulls addresses based on the hierarchy below. If you do not have an active address entered for the first address type, it will move to the next and so on. If you do not have any of the address types below, it will not issue a form.

    Address Type Hierarchy

    1. Billing
    2. Mailing
    3. Financial Aid 1
    4. Financial Aid 2
    5. Permanent
    6. W2
    7. International Local
    8. Alumni Home

    To view your addresses entered within the system, follow the steps below:

    1. Log into myAstate
    2. Click on Self Service Banner
    3. Click on Personal Information
    4. Click on View Addresses and Phones

    To update your addresses entered within the system, follow the steps below:

    1. Log into myAstate
    2. Click on Self Service Banner
    3. Click on Personal Information
    4. Click on Update Addresses and Phones
    5. To update an existing address, click on the blue "Current" link next to the address type you want to update. We highly recommend updating your Billing address if any other address is being updated as it is always the first address to pull in any process.
    6. To create a new address, click on the drop down box "Type of Address to Insert" at the bottom of the page and select Billing.
    7. Enter address and click Submit.

    If your 1098T has already been mailed to the wrong address, you will need to print your 1098T via myBill or Banner Self Service. The Treasurer's Office cannot reprint forms. Please update your Billing address, even if your 1098T has already been mailed, so that you will receive important information and future tax documents from the University.

    If you consented to get your 1098T online you will not receive a paper copy and have 24/7 access to your form the second they are uploaded! You can print as many as you want!

  • I graduated, how do I access my form?

    Students that have graduated can follow either of the steps below to access their form:

    1. Login to myAstate
    2. Banner Self Service
    3. Student
    4. Student Records
    5. MyBill
    6. My Account
    7. Statements
    8. 1098T Tax Statement
    9. Tax Year 2020
    10. View

    OR

    1. Login to myBill
    2. Click on View Statements next to "Your latest 1098-T Tax Statement"
    3. Click View next to the 2020 Tax Year

    If you do not remember your Student ID or PIN, there are links to look up/reset both.

    If you are having trouble logging in, don't remember your information, or are locked out, you will have to contact the ITS Helpdesk, available 24/7, for assistance. The Treasurer's Office cannot provide assistance accessing the form.

    ITS Helpdesk / 870-972-3933 / itshelpdesk@astate.edu

     

  • Why did I not receive a 1098T?

    Students will not receive or be able to view a 1098T for any of the following reasons:

    • There were no payments of qualified tuition and related expenses to report for the year.
    • The student did not have a social security number entered in our system.
    • The student did not have a valid address entered before the forms were processed.

    Students can update their address or social security number by March 19, 2021 and receive a tax form.  We only accept written requests by email at 1098T@AState.eduNo updates will be made on or after March 19, 2021.

  • Do International Students receive 1098T forms?

    International Students who have a Social Security Number listed in our system will receive a 1098T. The form will be mailed to your BILLING address. Please contact 1098T@astate.edu if you have any questions. For other questions on this tax credit, please refer to IRS publication 970.    

  • What is in Box 1?

    The total amount of payments made towards qualified tuition and related expenses less any refunds or reimbursements for the calendar year 2020. Payments from all sources are included except those that are restricted to non-qualified tuition and related expenses (housing, meals, travel, etc.). The payments in Box 1 are calculated up to the total amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses.

  • Was my financial information reported to the IRS?

    Yes.  Section 6050S of the Internal Revenue Code, as enacted by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, requires institutions to file information.

  • Can I get another copy of my 1098T?

    Yes.  Please see "Where Can I Find my 1098T Online."

  • Who do I contact with my personal information?

    Name, social security number, etc.

    1. Go to the Office of the Registrar
    2. Click on Student Information
    3. Click on Student Forms
    4. Click on Name/ID Change
    5. Complete this form and return to the Office of the Registrar 
  • I need additional assistance.. Who may I contact?

    You are urged to contact a tax professional, such as a licensed income tax preparer or Certified Public Accountant to assist you with determining whether you are eligible to claim Education Tax Credits, and to determine the amount of credit for which you may be eligible.  Alternatively, you may contact the Internal Revenue Service or by phone at 1-800-829-1040. 

    If you have questions regarding your 1098T tax form please contact the Treasurer's Office at 870-972-2285 or email 1098T@AState.edu. 

  • Common Questions and Answers
    1. Why is the amount in Box 1 less than the actual amount I paid throughout the year?
      • Only payments for qualified tuition and fees are reported on the 1098T.  Parking fees and fines, travel expenses, insurance, housing and meal plans, books and equipment, tuition installment plan fees, late fees, and application fees are not considered qualified tuition and related expenses. Any payments made towards these charges will not be reported in Box 1.
    2. Why are my scholarships/grants more than my payments? 
      • Only payments for qualified tuition and fees are reported on the 1098T.  Parking fees and fines, travel expenses, insurance, housing and meal plans, books and equipment, tuition installment plan fees, late fees, and application fees are not considered qualified tuition and related expenses. Any payments made towards these charges will not be reported in Box 1.
      • All scholarships and grants received from January 1st to December 31st, including those for non-qualified tuition and related expenses, are reported in Box 5. 
      • I didn't receive my form, what do I do?
        • First, follow the steps to access your 1098T online.  If you do not see a form, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 1098T@AState.edu and we will check to see why you did not receive a form.