1098-T (Taxpayer Relief Act)
UAlbany's EIN for your 1098-T is 16-1514621.
1098-T forms for 2012 have been mailed out.
When: In mid-January
To: The permanent student address
listed in MyUAlbany
1098-T (TRA97) Guidelines
PDF Instructions on How to Access Your 1098-T
As required by IRS regulations, educational institutions, such as University at Albany, must obtain and retain your social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) in order to provide information about qualified tuition and related expenses (reported on Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement) to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and to you. The information about qualified tuition and related expenses helps to determine whether you qualify for any available tax credit to reduce your federal income tax liability.
To update or add a ITIN or SSN, download the file shown below or click HERE
and download the "Request to change name, SS#, and other demographic data" form. Fax completed form to the Registrar's Office at 518-442-5532
or deliver to the Bursar's Counter located in the Campus Center, office G-26
Request to change name, SS#, and other demographic data
Please be advised
: If you did not provide the University with your social security number
when you enrolled, then we have created a 2012 1098T with an artificial number
. On your copy of the 1098T you will only see a full SSN. If your actual social security number is not listed on the 1098T form, then you will need to contact the Registrar (518-442-5540) and get the number updated on the systems. The current form can still be used, however subsequent forms will be issued with the updated SSN.
Some tax benefits are available to families and students who are paying the costs of higher education. Qualified students may take advantage of educational tax benefits.
Information on tax benefits, Educational Tax Incentives and your eligibility may be obtained either from the Department of Taxation-Internal Revenue Service at 1(800) 829-1040 or from a tax advisor. The IRS also provides Publication 970 as a guide to tax benefits. To view this publication and other information, please visit their website.
You may also search their site for the "Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center," where you will find information on the American Opportunity Credit, Hope Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit.
Information is also available at the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) website regarding tax credits and deductions. Please visit their website and search for “Tax Credits/Deductions.”
The University and its employees cannot provide tax information, assistance, or advice.