Purpose. Tallahassee Community College must get your correct identifying number to file
Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. This will
be your Social Security number (SSN) or, if you are not eligible to obtain an SSN, your
individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Form 1098-T contains information about
qualified tuition and related expenses to help determine whether you, or the person who
can claim you as a dependent, may take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim an
education credit to reduce Federal income tax. For more information, see IRS Pub. 970, Tax
Benefits for Higher Education.
Under federal law, you are required to provide the requested information.
Enter your name and mailing address. The name should match that used by the Social
Security Administration or Internal Revenue Service.
Taxpayer identification number. Enter your SSN or ITIN. If you do not have an SSN or ITIN,
apply for one and fill out and return this form when you receive it.
Sign your name in the space provided to confirm the information provided. The College
personnel cannot change your records without your signature.
Please fill out this part only if you are unwilling or unable to provide a taxpayer identification
number. Check either the first or second box and sign the statement. By law, Tallahassee
Community College must ask you at least once a year for your taxpayer identification
number in order to meet its obligation to file Form 1098-T.
Deliver or mail, via U.S. Mail, the completed form to the address provided. Do not email the
form. Email is not a secure way to transmit
Failure to furnish correct SSN.
If you fail to furnish your correct SSN or ITIN to Tallahassee
Community College, you are subject to a penalty of $50 unless your failure is due to
reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.
Misuse of SSNs.
If Tallahassee Community College discloses or uses your SSN in violation of
Federal law, Tallahassee Community College may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Privacy Act Notice
Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code requires you to give your correct SSN or ITIN to
persons who must file information returns with the IRS to report certain information. The
IRS uses the numbers for identification purposes and to help verify the accuracy of your tax
return. The IRS may also provide this information to the Department of Justice for civil and
criminal litigation and to cities and states to carry out their tax laws.