Income tax center
Information and worksheets relating the federal income tax reporting of distributions from 529 plans.(Premium service members only.)
[Excerpts from Chapter 3 of The Best Way to Save for College – A Complete Guide to 529 Plans (2013-14 Edition)]
- What are the federal income tax rules for 529 plan participants?
- How does the 529 plan administrator calculate the earnings portion of a distribution?
- Who reports any taxable earnings, the account owner or the beneficiary?
- What about state taxes?
- What are qualified higher education expenses?
- Can I claim the American Opportunity or Lifetime Learning credit in the same year that I withdraw from my 529 account to pay for college?
- How about the above-the-line deduction for qualified tuition and fees?
Can I claim the deduction for expenses I pay using funds from my 529 account?
- Can I change the beneficiary of my 529 account?
- Can I transfer my account from one state's 529 plan to another state's 529 plan?
- Can I transfer the ownership of my account to someone else?
- Where do I show the beneficiary's qualified higher education expenses to the IRS?
Form 1040 Instructions (see page 29)
Form 5329 Instructions (see page 3)
Consult with your office/branch manager for instructions.
Commonwealth Financial Advisors, you will find your Savingsforcollege.com portal on CommunityLink in the Financial Planning Playbook under Education Planning Tools.
Visit the Education Planning page in the LPL BranchNet Resource Center to access your Savingforcollege.com portal.
Visit Tools and Forms in the Education Savings Products page in 3DResources to access your Savingforcollege.com portal.
Visit the 529 Plan Resource Center on RJ Net to access your Savingforcollege.com portal.
Visit the 529 Department page on BairdWeb to access your Savingforcollege.com portal.