New: Students can choose to receive the 1098-T forms electronically.
Ohio Dominican University, in conjunction with ECSI, offers you the opportunity to receive your 1098-T Tuition Statement Tax Form electronically. If you would like to receive your 1098-T form electronically, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the step-by-step instructions.
1098-T Electronic Consent: www.ecsi.net/gateway/1098t-signup.html?school=65
If you choose to receive a paper copy of your 1098-T form, simply do nothing.
The benefits to receiving electronic notification are:
To give consent to receive your 1098-T form electronically, click on the link below and follow the simple instructions to sign up.
Step 1: Visit the ECSI website at www.ecsi.net/gateway/1098t-signup.html?school=65
Step 2: Sign up for Electronic Tax Documents by entering your Student ID#, Name, and Email Address (with the option to include an alternate email address). ECSI's website is a secure website and ECSI will not share your private information with anyone. This email is strictly sent to gather your consent for receiving an electronic 1098-T Form.
Step 3: Read the information, check the box and click submit.
If you have any questions, please visit www.ecsi.net/taxinfo.html for information regarding your tax documents and to obtain contact information for ECSI.
IRS Form 1098-T is a document issued to qualified Ohio Dominican University students and to the IRS the end of January each year. This form is for your records and should serve as a point of reference by federal tax filers to determine eligibility for American Opportunity Credit (formerly Hope Credit) and Lifetime Learning tax credits.
The IRS states in Publication 970, "An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses." Ohio Dominican University has decided to report the amount billed (box 2).
Most of the confusion surrounding the amounts listed on the 1098-T is the result of combining the calendar year with the academic year; they are two separate years to the IRS and the information contained in the 1098-T relates to the calendar year. Ohio Dominican University cannot offer any tax advice. For further assistance please contact your tax professional or visit any of the links provided for additional inforation.
Additional copies of your 1098-T form may be obtained by contacting ECSI, the service provider ODU utilizes to print and mail these forms to students. Login information is located at the bottom of your 1098-T form highlighted in RED.
If you do not have your PIN number you can call ECSI for a new one: (866) 428-1098. The ODU school code is 65.
Additional information can be found at the IRS site: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Benefits-for-Education:-Information-Center
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