1098-T

ATTENTION: The Form 1098-T is now available for eligible students to access online through My Buckeye Link. The 1098-T is used to help determine a tax payer’s eligibility for various tax credits or deductions. Not all students are eligible to receive a 1098-T per IRS guidelines. For more information, see 1098-T FAQs.
Colleges and universities are required under Internal Revenue Code Section 6050S to issue the Form 1098-T for the purpose of determining a tax payer’s eligibility for various tax credits and/or deductions.
*Please note: Ohio State reports charges not payments on the 1098-T.
Ohio State must file a Form 1098-T for each student enrolled for the given calendar year and for whom a reportable transaction is made.
However, the IRS does not require Ohio State to provide a Form 1098-T for:

  • Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program
  • Courses in which an E or EN grade was received
  • Nonresident alien students
  • Students whose qualified tuition and related expenses are entirely waived or paid entirely with scholarships
  • Students whose expenses are covered by a formal 3rd party billing arrangement
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