Students: Opt in to get 1098-T form online for chance to win Barnes & Noble University Bookstore gift card

January 12, 2015 | UToday
By Staff

UT students have an easy way to “go green” and have a chance to win $50 for books, supplies and gear from the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.

Any student who visits myUT and opts in by Friday, Jan. 23, to receive his or her 1098-T form online will be entered to win one of four $50 UT bookstore gift cards.

UT has made it easier for students to access, view and print the 1098-T Tuition Payments Statement — which helps determine a student’s eligibility for specific education tax credits for themselves or for those who claim them on tax forms as dependents — by making the form accessible electronically when it becomes available each year.

To opt in and receive the 1098-T electronically, log in to the myUT portal.

• Click on the student tab;

• Under my account, click more account options;

• Click on the 1098-T opt-in link; and

• Click submit.

The form will be available online beginning Monday, Jan. 26.

Once the electronic opt-in consent form has been completed, students may access their 1098-T from the myUT portal.

• Under my account, click more account options;

• Click tax notifications;

• Click tax year; and

• Click submit.

UT officials said receiving the form electronically is easy and secure, environmentally friendly, and provides immediate access to the form versus traditional mail delivery, which could be lost, misdirected or delayed. Electronic delivery eliminates the chance the form can be lost once received and provides additional important supplemental data.

Click to access the login or register cheese