Tax Information: IRS Form 1098-T

2016 IRS Form 1098-T is currently available

Credit Students

All students enrolled in credit classes during 2016 will receive the IRS Form 1098-T. The IRS Form 1098-T will be mailed to students that did not request the online only format by January 31, 2017.

Harper College will use the address on record as of January 3, 2017 to mail the IRS Form 1098-T.

Harper College uses your Social Security number/Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) to file the 1098-T only. You may need to update your records with the Registrar's Office to include your Social Security number, if you have not provided it in the past, or to change your address at 847.925.6500.

The college will send an annual request for a Social Security number or ITIN per IRS regulations. Please be aware if you do not provide a correct taxpayer identification number (Social Security or ITIN) you may be subject to IRS penalties.

Harper College has chosen the payments received method when computing the 1098-T. Therefore the amount in Box 1 is calculated on payments made between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 for the Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 terms. It includes any 3rd party and financial aid payments.

You can give Harper College consent to receive the IRS Form 1098-T electronically. All future forms will not be mailed if you give your consent. To do so, log into your MyHarper Student Portal, go in your "My Finances" tab and then click the "Reprint 1098-T" link. Log into the site and choose "Online Consent." Read the consent form and choose "Accept Consent."

Continuing Education Non-Credit Students

The IRS does not require the Form 1098-T to be sent to students for Continuing Education non-credit classes. Please read IRS Publication 970 about the possibility of using the Lifetime Learning Credit for these types of classes. You may use copies of your receipts in those instances.

IRS Form Online

View or Print your IRS Form 1098-T.

You need this information to print the form:

Site ID = 10291
Username = Student ID Number (ex. H00123456 case sensitive)
Password = Last 4 digits of Social Security Number*
*If you have not already changed your password.

If you reset your password, a new password is then sent within one hour to your Harper student email during business hours.

If you never provided a Social Security Number for your college records, please call the Business Office at 847.925.6880.

You will need to use IRS Form 8863 when completing your taxes. It can be found on the IRS website at www.irs.gov. Please refer to IRS Publication 970 for assistance as to how to compute your tax credit.

If you have questions about the IRS Form 1098-T, contact the Business Office at 847.925.6880.