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Tax

Stay on top of the many rules and policy developments affecting higher education tax administration and compliance, and follow NACUBO's advocacy efforts on tax matters.

Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Follow NACUBO's summary of TCJA implementation guidance that has been published from the IRS and refer to NACUBO's statements and resources to understand the impact of tax reform provisions on your students, staff, and institution.

1098-T Reporting

In December 2015, Congress eliminated the option for colleges and universities to report "amounts billed" on Internal Revenue Service Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, requiring colleges and universities to modify systems to allow them to report "amounts paid" for qualified tuition and related expenses. NACUBO has compiled a number of resources to help institutions with 1098-T reporting.

Congressional Action.

 A list of higher education-related tax legislation we're tracking in the current Congress is available here.

Join the Conversation: Taxlist

Need help sorting out the tax treatment of a scholarship or reporting taxable benefits? Want to know what approaches your peers at other institutions are taking?  Join NACUBO's taxlist - an online discussion group more than 600 campus tax professionals. (Participation is limited to employees of education institutions).  

Tax Council

NACUBO's policy and advocacy work in the tax area is supported and guided by members of the Tax Council.  Comprised of individuals responsible for tax administration and compliance on their campus, members of the council analyze and shape NACUBO's responses to federal legislative and regulatory proposals, meet with law and policymakers in Washington, and serve as faculty for NACUBO's tax programs.  

Contact

Mary Bachinger

Director, Tax Policy

202.861.2581


News

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Means for Higher Education Employer and Tax Benefits

March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes several tax measures aimed at providing relief to employers and their workers.


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  • March 23, 2020

    NACUBO Seeks Pandemic-Related Tax Relief

    NACUBO has asked the Department of the Treasury, IRS, and congressional lawmakers for tax changes related to the coronavirus, including extending tax deadlines for higher education institutions and tax relief for visiting students and scholars temporarily unable to return to their home countries.

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  • March 6, 2020

    12 Higher Education Tax Provisions Available This Year

    In a new report, the Congressional Research Service estimates it will cost the federal government $141 billion to provide the tax benefits to students and families from 2019-2023.

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Legislative Lunchcast: A Washington Update from NACUBO

Wednesday, February 19 at 1pm

Learn about federal actions that will impact your campus in this free, 30-minute overview of what's happening in Washington.

Conferences and Workshops

Our professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education.

Join the Conversation

If you're not already a subscriber to NACUBO's discussion group of more than 600 campus tax professionals, join the Taxlist eGroup. (Only employees of higher education institutions may participate).