CUIT manages the Tuition Exemption Benefit Taxation System (TESS), part of Columbia’s human resources system, PAC. In the situations where Columbia’s tuition exemption benefit is taxable, Finance administrators use TESS to generate information that they can use to create tax documentation. The application is able execute batch jobs anytime that the mainframe is available (including during semesters and payroll cycles).
No, Columbia University mails 1098-T statements to students with permanent addresses in the United States during the first week of February each year. For convenience or for international students without permanent address in the US, you can also download your statement at www.1098-T.com.