Education Planning

What You Need to Know about Student Loan Interest

Article Highlights:   Home Equity Loan Home Equity Interest Deduction Alternative Minimum Tax Above-the-Line Interest Deduction Qualified Expenses If you are considering borrowing funds to finance your college education or that of your spouse or children, it is important that you understand that the student loan interest deduction is not limited to the interest paid…

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Big Changes to College Savings Plans

Article Highlights: Sec. 529 Plans Saving for College Elementary and Secondary School Tuition ABLE Account Transfers Tax reform added some new taxpayer-advantageous changes to college savings plans. These plans are also known as qualified tuition programs (QTPs) or Sec. 529 plans, named after the part of the Internal Revenue Code that established them. Background: Sec.…

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Gift Tax Treatment of Tuition Plans

Article Highlights: Purpose of Qualified Tuition Plans Gift Tax Implications Special Five-Year Election Change of Beneficiary Eligible Expenses Direct Payment of Tuition Qualified tuition plans (QTPs) provide a means for family members and others to save for the future educational needs of children. Investment earnings within a QTP account are tax deferred and not taxable…

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