Request for Student's Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
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An eligible educational institution, such as Vermont Law School, must get your correct taxpayer identifying number to file Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. This taxpayer identification number will be your social security number (SSN) or, if you are not eligible to obtain an SSN, your individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN).For more information, please see the instructions and privacy notifications below.
Purpose of Form. An eligible educational institution, such as Vermont Law School, must get your correct taxpayer identifying number to file Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement, with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. This taxpayer identification number 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 determine whether you, or the person who can claim you as a dependent, may take either the tuition and feeds deduction or claim an education credit to reduce Federal income tax. For more information, see IRS Pub. 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education.
Use (this) Form W-9S to give your correct SSN or ITIN to Vermont Law School. Under federal law, you are required to provide the requested information. You are not required to provide this information via this online form. Please read the section Alternatives to this Online Form for more information.
Part I. Student IdentificationREQUIRED
Name and address. Enter the name and mailing address of the student. The name should match that used by the Social Security Administration or Internal Revenue Service.
Taxpayer identification number. Enter your SSN or ITIN. If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, apply for one and fill out and return this form when you receive it.
Part II. CertificationREQUIRED
Declaration of exemption. Not all students are required to provide a taxpayer identification number to Vermont Law School. If you are confident that you are exempt from having to do so, please select this option. You still need to complete and submit the form, however, the taxpayer identification number box will no longer be required.
Decline to provide. While Vermont Law School is legally obligated to try and collect your taxpayer identification number for the purpose of accurate tax reporting, the institution is not obligated to decline you service for failing to do so. If you really don't want to provide this information, select this option. You still need to complete and submit the form, however, the taxpayer identification number box will no longer be required. The institution will attempt, again, as obligated, to collect this information from you one year from now.
Certify. Attest that the information you are submitting is accurate.
Signature. Sign your name in the space provided. When using the electronic form, type your full legal name.
Date. Enter today's date. When using the electronic form, this field will be filled in for you.
Part III. Requester Information
Requester's name and address. This information is provided to identify the Requester and provide the address to which the form should be sent, if being mailed.
Student ID number. Fill in your student ID number in the box provided. This information is not required by the IRS but greatly assists Vermont Law School in accurately processing tax information. To find your student ID number, log into the Campus Web Portal, then click on Audit Run under the Advising Heading on the left side. Alternatively, if you have a student ID card, your student ID number should be on it.
Failure to furnish the correct SSN. Under Federal law, if you fail to furnish your correct SSN to the requester, you are subject to a penalty of $50 unless your failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.
Misuse of SSNs. If Vermont Law School discloses or uses your SSN in violation of Federal law, Vermont Law School 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 this information to the Department of Justice.
Vermont Law School holds the confidentiality of student records in the highest regards and maintains many controls to safeguard your information. For more information please contact the Vermont Law School Business Office.
Alternatives to this Online Form
If you would prefer an alternative to this online form for providing this information, please download, print out and complete IRS Form W-9S and return it to the Vermont Law School Business Office.
Please hand deliver or mail the completed form to:
Business Office Vermont Law School 164 Chelsea St, PO Box 96 South Royalton, VT 05068
Help fight identity theft. Do not email this form to Vermont Law School. Email is not a secure way to transmit personal information such as your taxpayer identification number.