U.S. Tax Benefits

Calvin University will report to the IRS the required information about students who were billed for at least one credit hour in any semester of a tax year. Calvin reports the amount of payments, which includes scholarships and grants received, equivalent to the amount of qualified tuition billed for the year and will provide to students the IRS Tax Form 1098T as required by the Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997. The tax form, along with the supplemental form produced voluntarily by Calvin College, should be used by your tax preparer to determine your eligibility for a tax credit. The 1098T forms are mailed to students by January 31st of the following year.

1098T's are available for download on the Student Resources page.

Because of each taxpayer's unique circumstances, Calvin University cannot provide tax advice or assistance related to tax credits or how to claim the credit. Please contact your tax advisor or the IRS for questions about the Lifetime Learning Credit or American Opportunity Credit.

Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education

Canadian Tax Benefits

Form TL11A

Calvin University will provide Canadian tax forms TL11A to all Canadians students upon request. Requests for this form are taken by the Financial Services Office beginning the last week of January for the previous calendar year.

The TL11A verifies the registration status of the student, and provides the total dollar amount of tuition charged during the calendar year.

Non-Resident Alien Reporting

Calvin University will provide U.S. tax form 1042-S to all Non-Resident aliens by March 15. Form 1042-S is used to report income paid to a non-resident regardless of whether the payment is taxable. It can be used to report wages exempt under a tax treaty, wages earned as an independent contractor, royalties, and scholarship or fellowship grants. Students receiving form 1042-S may also receive a W-2, but all those who receive a W-2 may not necessarily receive a 1042-S.