Request for Student’s or Borrower’s Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification – Substitute Form W-9S



Kalamazoo College must get your correct identifying number to file Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. This will be your Social Security number (SSN) or, if you are not eligible to obtain an SSN, your individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Form 1098-T contains information about qualified tuition and related expenses to help determined whether you, or the person who can claim you as a dependent, may take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim an education credit to reduce federal income tax. For more information, see IRS pub. 970. Tax Benefits for Higher Education.

Under federal law, you are required to provide the requested form.


Failure to furnish correct SSN. If you fail to furnish your correct SSN or ITIN to Kalamazoo College the IRS may impose a penalty of $50 unless your failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.

Misuse of SSNs. If Kalamazoo College discloses or uses your SSN in violation of federal law, Kalamazoo College may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

Privacy Act Notice

Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code requires you to give your correct SSN or ITIN to persons who must file information returns with the IRS to report certain information. The IRS uses the numbers for identification purposes and to help verify the accuracy of your tax return. The IRS may also provide the information to the Department of Justice for civil and criminal litigation and to cities and states to carry out their tax laws.

Substitute Form W-9S

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