I've received a 1098t form from my university that I'm side-eyeing a little bit, since it says I earned more money from scholarships than my tuition cost, and I know that this is not actually the case, since I pay for tuition each year. I think that this may be explained by the fact that the tuition on this form does not include things like room & board (though please correct me if I'm wrong).
When I include this information on certain free tax software, I'm told that I actually owe a non-insignificant amount of money, whereas if I enter information only from my W2s I am owed a sum of money.
Thing is, I don't actually qualify from any benefit of a 1098t in the first place since I am a dependent, so here comes my actual question:
If I am not able to receive benefits from a 1098t since I am a dependent and doing so would cost me, do I have to include it?
In case anyone is worried, I will very likely be filing my taxes with an actual accountant to be certain that nothing I end up doing is legally questionable, especially since this is my first time filing taxes on my own (parents have handled it in the past).