ACHS provides eligible students with a 1098-T tax form by January 31 each year.
What is a Form 1098-T?
The Form 1098-T is an annual IRS form completed by ACHS, as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, for each enrolled student who has made payments toward qualifying tuition and related educational expenses during the calendar year (January 1 to December 31). The form is furnished to students to assist them in the preparation of their annual income tax returns. The IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement is to assist the taxpayer in determining eligibility for an educational tax credit and/or deduction.
ACHS fully complies with Section 6050S of the Internal Revenue Code, which requires colleges and universities to file information returns (data in boxes 1-10) electronically with the IRS.
When are 1098-T documents available?
IRS regulations require colleges and universities to make the 1098-T available by January 31st of each year.
How can I access a copy of my 1098-T?
As of January 2021, the 1098-T form is provided to students electronically via the ACHS Student Portal online here. You log into the portal with your @achs.edu email and password (it's the same as you use to log into Canvas). If you have any difficulty with that, please email email@example.com.
How do I withdraw consent to electronic delivery?
All students consent to receive their 1098-T electronically per the ACHS Enrollment Agreement. You may withdraw this consent and request a hard copy for future statements by sending a written request to:
Attn: Business Office
5005 S. Macadam Ave
Portland, OR 97239
Please note that if you withdraw consent to an electronic copy, your 1098T will no longer be published to the ACHS student portal for you.
Who is eligible to receive a Form 1098-T?
Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have made payments toward qualifying tuition or related expenses during the calendar year will receive a Form 1098-T.
How do I submit Form W-9S to ACHS?
If you need to provide or update your social security number, please contact the Registrar's Office at 800-487-8839 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the form be sent to you via secure electronic transmission.
The Social Security Number (SSN) on my form is missing or incorrect. How do I change that?
The student’s information that is presented on the 1098-T form is the information that the student has provided to ACHS. If the SSN is missing or incorrect, the student should contact the Registrar to complete a new Forms W-9S. Please do not email this form unless it is password-protected.
Please note: Failure to provide a correct SSN could result in a $50 penalty imposed by the IRS.
I don't have a Social Security Number, but have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITTN) instead. What should I do?
You may complete an IRS form W-9S which can be obtained from the IRS website, www.irs.gov. Please contact the Registrar to complete a new Forms W-9S. Please do not email this form unless it is password-protected.
What are qualified education expenses?
- Course materials including practical lab kits and textbooks
- Required fees including the Online Materials, Library, and Resources Fee
Expenses that are NOT reported on the 1098-T Form:
- Fees such as credit check fee, transcript requests, and other non-required fees
- Apothecary Shoppe orders
The Information provided is not a substitute for professional/government tax counseling or for reading Internal Revenue Service publications. ACHS is unable to provide tax advice to individuals. If you wish to claim a tax credit for educational benefits, be sure to include the 1098-T form with your tax return. In addition to the 1098-T, your personal financial records may serve as official supporting documentation for your federal income tax return. Due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) laws, we can only answer specific questions about an account/1098-T for the account holder (student) or those they have given written authorization for us to speak to. We are not personal tax preparers and cannot give any personal tax advice. For tax preparation advice, please consult a tax advisor.
If you have questions about how to use the 1098-T statement, please contact your tax preparer or the IRS. ACHS is not able to provide tax information. The IRS website at http://www.irs.gov also provides additional information.