My child's Form 1098-T, Box 4 has an adjustment made for a prior year. Box 6 shows adjustments to scholarships or grants for a prior year. How does this 1098-T scholarship affect my return?
Regarding Form 1098-T, you must adjust your credit as if you made the adjustments last year, if you took one of these:
- American Opportunity Credit
- Lifetime Learning Credit
The difference between the original amount and the new amount from the 2016 return shows a tax liability. You’ll need to add this to the 2017 return. You don’t need to amend last year’s return. However, you might have to amend that return with Form 1040X if:
- Any part of the scholarship was taxable.
- You reported it on last year’s Form 1040, Line 7.
Learn more bout deducting gambling losses with advice from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Can you deduct past tax debt or associated penalties? Learn more about this important topic from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Learn whether you can claim a non-dependent's medical expenses on your tax return with advice from the tax experts at H&R Block.
Is claiming charitable contributions possible if you're a dependent? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.