This information must not be construed as tax advice. Southwestern Illinois College cannot advise on questions pertaining to specific tax situations. Please contact your tax adviser or the Internal Revenue Service for information about your tax return.

A The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 allows a tax credit to be claimed for out-of-pocket payments made to Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) during the Tax Filing Year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) for qualified tuition and related expenses. Your Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, lists the payments received by SWIC for qualified tuition and related education expenses in the Tax Filing Year, which is reported to the IRS. The 1098-T Statement contains information the tax filer can use to complete the IRS Form 8863 – Education Credits, American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits.