• What is a 529 College Savings Plan?
  • Does a 529 plan affect financial aid?
  • What if my beneficiary does not go to college, earns a scholarship, or the account has more money than I need?
  • Can I use a 529 for grad school?
  • What are the gift tax advantages of an account?
  • Does my state offer a tax deduction?
  • Do I need to use my own state’s plan?

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Some of the benefits of a 529 College Savings Plan:

  • Earnings are not subject to federal tax and in some cases state tax, when used for the qualified education expenses.
  • As of January 1, 2018, assets can be withdrawn to pay for K-12 tuition (up to $10,000 per year)
  • There are no tax consequences if you change the designated beneficiary to another member of the family.
  • For 2018 and 2019, you can contribute up to $15,000 per year ($30,000 if married filing jointly) to a single beneficiary without triggering federal gift tax — and up to $75,000 ($150,000 if married filing jointly) under special circumstances.
  • More than one account can be opened (by different people) on behalf of the same beneficiary.


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