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UC Riverside Extension Students may be eligible for a Federal Tax Credit through the Taxpayer Relief Act (TRA) of 1997.

The Taxpayer Relief Act (TRA) included a number of education tax benefits applicable to individuals completing postsecondary coursework. These include the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit, which provide for a nonrefundable tax credit for out-of-pocket qualified tuition and related expenses of students in the taxpayer's family (the taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse or eligible dependents). Since individual circumstances may vary, students should consult a professional tax advisor for assistance interpreting IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education and determining the applicability of each benefit.

The University of California has contracted with the Tax Credit Reporting Service (TCRS) to electronically produce your IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement). The IRS Form 1098-T tuition statement is used to assist the taxpayer in determining eligibility for an educational tax credit and/or deduction.

For additional information, contact your tax consultant or preparer, or visit www.1098t.com and www.irs.gov.

Obtaining Form 1098-T:

  • You can access your 1098-T form by visiting the Tax Credit Reporting Service (TCRS) website. The website to login to the TCRS portal is: www.1098t.com.
  • You can login to the site using your UCR Extension Student Identification Number (include the “X” in-front of the numerical digits).
  • You will be prompted to input additional information to access the portal.
  • If you do not know your student ID, you can attempt to login with your Social Security number.
    UCR Extension would need to have your SSN on-file within your student record in order for you to successfully login using your SSN. If you would like to update student profile information, please contact a Student Services Representative at 951-827-4105.
  • After successfully logging into the TCRS portal, you can access and print your 1098-T Tax Form by clicking “view my 1098T tax form.”

Each tax year's 1098-T form includes either eligible payments billed (2017TY) or payments received (2016TY and prior) based on the calendar year from January 1st thru December 31st.

If after reviewing the IRS information you need further clarification, we recommend that you consider consulting a qualified tax advisor prior to filing tax paperwork.

Contact Us:

If you have questions about accessing your 1098-T Tax Form, please contact a Student Services Representative at 951-827-4105.

Please note that educational institutions are not qualified tax advisors and cannot determine if people are eligible for claiming deductions or receiving credits.

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