Three numbers can equal big savings.
529 college savings programs are state-sponsored plans that carry a variety of tax benefits and other considerations that help you save for college tuition and other eligible expenses.
Experts agree they’re one of the best ways for families and individuals to save:
- State Tax Benefits: If you are a Colorado resident, every dollar you contribute to a CollegeInvest 529 can be deducted from your Colorado state taxable income. 1
- Federal Tax Benefits: Earnings grow federal and state tax free, so every dollar you save for college can work harder. Withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses aren’t taxed on your federal or state tax return.2
- Nationwide Access: Savings can be used nationwide at any eligible public or private college, university, vocational or trade school.
- Account Control: The account owner, typically the parent, controls the assets throughout the duration of the account holdings. And, the account owner decides when and how the money is withdrawn.
- Beneficiary Options: If your student decides not to attend college or receives a scholarship you can change the account’s beneficiary to someone else in the family, even yourself!3 Or leave the funds in the account to be used at a later date since there are no time requirements to use the funds.
- Easy to Open: Accounts can be opened in minutes with as little as $25. And automatic transfers to your account make adding funds easy to accomplish.
1 Contributions to the Program in a tax year are deductible from Colorado state income tax up to the extent they are included in your federal taxable income for that year, subject to recapture in subsequent years in which non-qualified withdrawals are made.
To learn about CollegeInvest’s 529 program, its objectives, risks, charges, expenses, limitations, restrictions and qualifications regarding the Plans’ benefits and potential tax advantages, please read and consider carefully the Program Disclosure Statements (PDS) available at www.collegeinvest.org before investing. Also, check with your or your beneficiary’s home state to learn if it offers tax or other benefits for investing in its own plan. Administered and issued by CollegeInvest.