With a KY Saves 529 account, your after-tax savings can grow tax-deferred. That means none of what you earn is lost to state and federal taxes.
Other tax advantages include:
- Tax-free withdrawals. Withdrawals for qualified expenses are exempt from federal and state tax.1
- Gift-tax benefits. Contributions qualify for the current federal $16,000 annual gift exclusion.
- Estate planning benefits. Reduce your personal taxable estate by making five years' worth of gifts (currently up to $80,000; $160,000 for married couples filing jointly) in one lump sum.2
1Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state and local income taxes. Tax and other benefits are contingent on meeting other requirements and certain withdrawals are subject to federal, state, and local taxes.
2In the event you do not survive the five-year period, a pro-rated amount will revert back to your taxable estate.
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For more information about the Kentucky Educational Savings Plan Trust (KY Saves 529), call 877-598-7878 or visit www.kysaves.com to obtain a Program Description, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information. Read and consider it carefully before investing.
Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.
KY Saves 529 is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC, is the Program Manager. The Program Manager and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the program’s day-to-day operations, including investment advisory services, recordkeeping, and administrative services.
Investment returns will vary depending upon the performance of the Investment Options you choose. Except to the extent of FDIC insurance available for the Capital Preservation Option, depending on market conditions, you could lose all or a portion of your money by investing in KY Saves 529. Account Owners assume all investment risks as well as responsibility for any federal and state tax consequences.
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