SSN Update for 1098T Annual Solicitation

YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM
EDUCATIONAL TAX CREDITS FOR
TAX YEAR 2016!

We are sending this notice to all students via the student GSU email account and ask that students complete the attached W-9s form and return this form to the Student Accounts Office by December 1, 2016. The form may be faxed to 318-274-2302 and/or mailed to GSU, P.O. Box 25, Grambling, LA 71245.

Students may be eligible for tax credits to help meet the cost of college education. As required by the IRS, Grambling State University will prepare a 1098-T tax form to help students claim the tax credits. The form will be available to currently enrolled students online via Banner Web by the end of January 2016. Your social security number (SSN) or tax identification number (TIN) is required by the IRS for verification and to ensure accuracy. We must RECEIVE the completed W-9s by December 1, 2016.

Information about educational tax credits is available through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS Publication 970). According to the IRS, failure to furnish a correct SSN or TIN, person(s) may be subject to a $50 penalty by the IRS unless the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect (Title 26 IRS section 6723).

Thank you for helping to ensure the information reported by GSU is accurate. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 318-274-2206.

***DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE WITH YOUR SSN or TIN***

Click here for Form (PDF)
Form W-9S Request for Student’s or Borrower’s Taxpayer
Identification Number and Certification