Richland's 1098-T forms for 2013 will be mailed or available online by January 31, 2014.
Richland's 1098-T service provider is ECSI. Their website is http://www.ecsi.net and their customer service number is 866-428-1098.
If you signed on to ECSI's website in a prior year and selected to print out your 1098-T from the website, you will not be mailed a paper copy of your 2013 1098-T. You will receive an email from ECSI informing you that your 1098-T is available to you online, ECSI asked you for two email addresses when you selected to print out your 1098-T form from the website last year. If you no longer use either email address, you will need to go to the ECSI website and update your contact information.
When a student calls ECSI or logs into ECSI's website, they are required to give our school code and a personal identification number ("PIN"). Our school code is "UG". If you received your 1098-T in the mail, your PIN number is printed on it. Otherwise you will need to call ECSI's customer service number at 866-428-1098 in order to obtain your PIN number.
Students who made out of pocket tuition payments during the 2013 calendar year WILL receive a 1098-T form if:
Students who made out of pocket tuition payments during the 2013 calendar year WILL NOT receive a 1098-T form if:
If you have questions about eligibility or your 1098-T form reflects the wrong SSN or the wrong address, please contact ECSI directly at the web link or customer service number at the top of this page.
For questions regarding the dollar amounts on your 1098-T form, please contact 1098T@dcccd.edu or call 972-860-7482. This is a voicemail only line that is checked daily. You will receive a response.
1. Installment plan set up fees and late fees are not included on the 1098-T forms, as they are not eligible expenses for the tax credit.
2. The IRS does not require schools to issue 1098-Tís for CE (Continuing Education) coursework.
3. The form printed from ECSIís web site is an acceptable 1098-T for filing your taxes. It includes all required information presented in the IRS regulated format.