The IRS requires Columbia University to issue year-end tax reporting forms for specific types of payments. The table below provides information and links to specific sites for more information on each of these forms.
Form 1042-S is issued to international students who have received a fellowship/scholarship/grant in excess of tuition charges and/or received compensation/wages/earnings exempt from income tax withholding (federal and state) due to a treaty article between the U.S. and the individual country of tax residence. Click here for more information or if you need assistance.
Form W-2 reports employee salaries and wages, as well as other required information. Typically individuals must attach W-2’s to their individual tax return when it is filed. Foreign nationals may also receive a W-2 for salaries and wages if they have taxable salary and wages. Click here for more information or if you need assistance.
Please visit the 1098-T page for information on its use for payment of tuition and fees along with associated aid. The 1098-T is a record of the financial information reported by Columbia to the IRS on a student’s behalf. The information on the form can be used to help you determine if you are eligible for education tax credits when filing a U.S. Tax return.
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