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Tax Form 1098T

Tax Form 1098T, your tuition payment, and your ability to use it as a tax deduction.

At this time, Project Optimal, Innovative Learning, and the College of Applied Human Services are not Title 4 eligible institutions and do not directly offer University Units for our courses. Therefore, we are not required by the IRS to send our students a 1098T form and will not be doing so.

If you feel you are eligible for the income tax deduction, the receipt you received when you paid for our class will suffice with the IRS. However, please consult your tax professional on whether the class is actually a tax deductible expense. According to IRS code, for an expense to be tax deductible, your expense must be for education that (1) maintains or improves your job skills, or (2) is required by your employer or by law to keep your salary, status, or job. However, even if the education meets either of these tests, the education cannot be part of a program that will qualify you for a new trade or business, or is needed to meet the minimal educational requirements of your trade or business.

The IRS website can offer more information on this topic, at: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc513.html

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