Tax Information

About Form 1098-T

The Tuition Statement (Form 1098-T) is issued for each student enrolled and for whom a reportable transaction is made. For example, view the Sample 1098-T (PDF).

When will the form be available?

A hard copy will be post-marked and mailed by January 31. Also, electronic copies will be available to eligible students by January 31 in MyBTC under the Paying for College section. 

New Information for Tax Year 2018

Beginning in tax year 2018, BTC will be reporting payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses, and no longer reporting amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses. For a payment to be reportable, it must relate to qualified tuition and related expenses billed during the same calendar year.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may not receive a 1098-T form if:
  • BTC does not have your correct address
  • BTC does not have your valid SSN or TIN on file
  • Your enrollment only included Adult Continuing Education, Development/Remedial or Pre-College courses
  • Your qualified tuition and related expenses were entirely waived or paid completely with scholarships, grants or paid fully by a third party
  • You did not pay, or get billed for, qualified tuition and related expenses during that same calendar year

Please note: Registration charges are billed on the date that you register. If you registered for Spring 2018 classes in December 2017, those charges were billed in December 2017 and may have appeared on the 2017 form 1098-T in Box 2, but will not appear on the 2018 form 1098-T.

After checking all of the above, if you still believe you had reportable transactions and are due a 1098-T form, please contact us at or (608) 757-7759.

It’s possible that a hard copy may have been mailed to your prior address. If you have not received your hard copy at either your prior or newly-updated address by February 18, 2019, and you are unable to access your 1098-T via the MyBTC portal, please send an email to to request a new copy.

Prior year 1098-T forms are available to students using the MyBTC portal in the Paying for College section under Tax Information.

Forms for tax year 2017 and earlier were created based on the previous reporting method (amounts billed for qualified tuition and related expenses). Forms for tax year 2018 onward will be created based on the new reporting method (payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses).

The following links and contact number may be helpful for further information regarding the 1098-T forms and tax credits:
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