June 3, 2019
It’s graduation season, and for many parents that means it’s almost time to start shelling out for college tuition. For those well-prepared parents with established 529 plans in place, the time has come to tap into that money pool. Of course, when it comes to tax-advantaged savings, trust that the IRS is keeping close watch, so it’s important to avoid making any rookie mistakes. It’s also important to keep saving as you move forward.
Consider the following tips:
If you are a first-time 529’er, these tips should help you avoid potential costly mistakes. Please reach out to our firm if you have any questions. Here’s to a fantastic graduation season!
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