If you are taking classes for college credit, you may be able to reduce your federal income tax, thanks to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (TRA).
The TRA created two education tax incentives:
For more information about these tax incentives:
Dallas County Community College District annually provides the 1098-T form to students who enrolled in credit classes during the tax year as prescribed by IRS regulations. The 1098-T shows the amount of tuition paid for credit classes by you or by financial aid you received during the tax year, as well as the amount of financial aid you received during the tax year. Your 1098-T form will be available by Jan. 31 each year.
Note: If the total amount of the financial aid, grants, sponsorships, waivers and/or exemptions you received during the year for credit enrollment exceeded your credit tuition cost, you will not be issued a 2017 Form 1098-T.
Not sure if you qualify for a 1098-T form? Visit eConnect to find out. Just go to
eConnect, click on the Current Credit Student menu, and click on the 1098-T Preview link under My Personal Information.
IRS website for more information about when a Form 1098-T is not required to be issued.
If you're eligible to receive a 1098-T form, the easiest method to use is filling in Heartland ECSI's
EConsent form. If you use this method:
There are three other ways you can get your 1098-T form:
1098-T Forms: Frequently Asked Questions for answers to some of the common questions students have.