1The combined maximum account balance limit for the CollegeCounts 529 Fund and all other Section 529 programs established and maintained by the State of Alabama for a particular beneficiary cannot exceed $475,000. Although account balances can grow beyond that amount, no additional contributions can be made once the balance reaches $475,000.
2Individuals who file an Alabama state income tax return are eligible to deduct for Alabama state income tax purposes up to $5,000 per tax year ($10,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly if both actually contribute) for total combined contributions to the Plan and other State of Alabama 529 programs. The contributions made to such qualifying plans are deductible on the tax return of the contributing taxpayer for the tax year in which the contributions are made. In the event of a Nonqualified Withdrawal from the Plan, for Alabama state income tax purposes, an amount must be added back to the income of the contributing taxpayer in an amount of the Nonqualified Withdrawal plus ten (10%) percent of such amount withdrawn. Such amount will be added back to the income of the contributing taxpayer in the tax year that the Nonqualified Withdrawal was distributed. Please consult with your tax professional.
3Contributions can be made for a beneficiary from birth to age 18. The account may remain open until the beneficiary reaches age 30, with certain limitations.
4Custodianship typically terminates when a minor reaches age 18 (or 21 in Alabama).
5ESA eligibility phases out at $95,000–$110,000 adjusted gross income ($190,000– $220,000 for joint filers). Please check with your tax advisor for details and information regarding your specific situation.