Student Tax Notification
**** 1098-T tax notification will be available by January 31st ****
Middle Georgia State University works with the ACS Tax Credit Reporting Service (TCRS) to provide
IRS Form 1098-T information to students. For students who were enrolled at Middle Georgia State
University during the tax year that ended December 31st, data will be available on the ACS website at www.1098-T.com website. ACS will
mail the IRS Form 1098-T to those students; however, the student also has access to a printable
version of the form on the www.1098-T.com website.
A representation of the 1098-T Tuition Statement form will be on SWORDS. In addition to the reported
amounts shown in each of the applicable 1098-T form boxes, a detail listing of those amounts
is provided along with supplemental information related to payments, refunds, and other non-reported
charges for the tax year. Once the information is available, the student can access it on SWORDS by
following these links from the Middle Georgia State University website:
- Click on the SWORDS shortcut on our website.
- Click SWORDS Secure Login.
- Follow the instructions for logging into SWORDS.
- After successful login, select the Student tab or link.
- Click the Student Records link.
- Click the Tax Notification link, enter the Tax Year, and click the Submit button.
Please note: Students whose amounts are zero for the 1098-T boxes 2, 4, 5, and 6 are excluded from the data provided to ACS and to the IRS. Examples of students who might be excluded are senior citizens and USG employees using tuition assistance.
Important note: Middle Georgia State University is not able to provide individual income tax advice. Please contact the IRS or your personal tax advisor for further information relating to your eligibility and or calculation of these credits.
IRS Compliance Requirement
In order to comply with IRS requirements to report tuition payments and other information on Form 1098-T, Middle Georgia State University (MGA) needs to collect students’ taxpayer identification numbers (TINs). For most students, their TIN is their Social Security number (SSN). Students who are not eligible for an SSN may have an individual taxpayer identification number, known as an ITIN. Students are required by law to provide the TIN so that it may be included on an information return.
At least once a year, MGA will solicit any missing TINs from students. MGA has created a substitute Form W-9S for the purpose of obtaining this information. Students receiving notification that the TIN is missing should complete the Request for Student’s Taxpayer Identification Number (Substitute Form W-9S) and mail or deliver the completed form to the Registrar’s Office. Do not email the form since email is not a secure way to transmit personal information.