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1098-T Tax Submission Fails With Message 'Your 1098-T file is not in the required IRS 1220 data file layout that was modified in 2021. There was an update in 2021 for Record B. The student's name should begin in position 288." (Doc ID 2917690.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2024

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Student Financials - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After submitting a 1098-T transmittal file, the following error is reported.  This is reported when processing the 2021 taxation year and beyond.


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Student Financials, Taxes, Tax Reports, 1098–T Form Print;
  2. Select a run control;
  3. Complete the run control for the Taxation Year to be submitted, and selecting Media value 'Transmittal';
  4. Submit the process to the process scheduler;
  5. Send the transmittal file created to the testing site;
  6. Testing site reports the error when processing the transmittal file.




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