1098T Tax Form

As you prepare to file your 2013 federal tax return, we wanted to share with you some information that has been collected over the last several years regarding the tax deductibility of MBA tuition expenses.  We encourage you to carefully review this PowerPoint presentation before you file your return.

International students have ISSO resources at their disposal.  They have dedicated part of their website to tax information:  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/isso/tax/.  The ISSO also plans to have tax workshops this spring, which we recommend you attend.  Ellen Cohen from their office will send out details on these workshops via ISSOnews, which goes out to the international student population.

For all students, you will likely need access to your 1098T to file your return and it can be found online at: http://www.1098T.com/.  If you have any questions or issues with your 1098T, please contact Alex Monroe in Student Financial Services at am48@columbia.edu or 212-854-1529.

Since the University cannot officially give tax advice, we encourage you to contact your accountant or CPA for specific questions you may have but hope this information is a step in the right direction.

Professor Willens has kindly provided his research as a resource.

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