College Planning & Savings Plan
College Planning & Savings
Working with a Professional for a College Planning & Savings Plan is a Smart Choice
You work with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for your taxes and insurance agents to protect your auto, home, life, business, and more. Doesn’t it make sense to work with an experienced professional like David Macino on a college planning & savings plan?
Between the cost of tuition, books, housing, and incidentals, college expenses represent a major investment for families. It’s never too early to start planning for a brighter future for your child.
Tax Advantages and Other Incentives of 529 College Savings Plans
As a father of three daughters, David can personally relate to your situation. Many parents have anxiety about the high costs of college and feel confused about where to even begin saving. He wants what is best for your family and will help you discover the college planning and savings options that make the most sense for your situation.
One thing we will likely speak to you about is the 529 Plan offered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Congress passed legislation in 1996 that allowed parents to put money aside to save for future college expenses for their children. The official name of the savings plan is Qualified Tuition Program . People refer to it as the 529 Plan because it appears in the 529 section of IRS code.
Each state sets its own limits on how much you can contribute to a 529 Plan. The money you put in can be for any beneficiary, even yourself. There are no income limits and you do not have to pay taxes on the money when you or a beneficiary deducts it to pay college expenses. Best of all, the first $14,000 in contributions qualifies for the annual gift tax exclusion.
David likes and recommends using the Ohio College Savings Plan where your 1st $2000/ yr. savings is a tax deduction from your Ohio State income tax. Plus, the website is user friendly where you can set your children’s plan yourself. Davis is always willing to guide you through the process.
Other Possible Options
You may want to look at college planning and savings options such as stocks and bonds or a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The latter allows parents to withdraw funds without penalty before age 59 ½ as long as the money goes towards qualified college expenses.
When you work with David, he puts you back in control of saving for college. Get in touch with Macino Financial Services today to request your consultation.