1098-T Statements - Tax Year 2016

  • You can streamline your personal tax process by signing up for an electronic 1098-T statement. 
  • Governors State University offers you the option to update your student profile through the myGSU portal to consent to receiving an electronic 1098-T.  Signing up for the service allows you to access, view and print your 1098-T statement as soon as it is created.

Your 1098-T will be available for viewing and printing on or before January 31, 2017.

What is the 1098T form and what information is included on it?

  • This statement includes the information that colleges and universities are required to issue for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for a tax credit.

How do I consent to an electronic 1098T in the myGSU portal?

  •  Log into the myGSU portal at http://mygsu.govst.edu     
  • Click on Online Services > Students > Financial Information > 1098T Electronic Consent
  • Read and select the option to receive your official 1098T only in electronic format
  • Click on the Submit button

 Where can I locate my 1098T in the myGSU portal?

  • Log into the myGSU portal at http://mygsu.govst.edu
  • Click on Online Services > Students > Financial Information > View MY 1098T Forms
  • Select the appropriate 1098T statement you would like to view or print

What am I supposed to do with the 1098T tax form?

  • Keep it for your records.  Since the university sends your 1098T information to the IRS, there is no need to attach  a copy of the form to your tax return.          

Am I eligible for a tax credit?

  • To determine the correct amount, if any, to enter on your tax return, please consult with a tax advisor.
  • Employees of Governors State University cannot offer assistance with tax form preparation.

 

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