Does Tennessee offer a 529 plan?

The Tennessee Department of Treasury launched TNStars, Tennessee’s own 529 College Savings Program, in order to help more Tennesseans achieve the level of education necessary for a successful career.

Are 529 contributions tax deductible in Tennessee?

No. According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue(DOR), “Tennessee does not offer a tax deduction or credit for distributions from a 529 Plan.”

What are the disadvantages of a 529 college savings plan?

Pros and Cons of 529 Plans

Advantages Disadvantages
Federal income tax benefits, and sometimes state tax benefits Must use funds for education
Low maintenance Limitations on state tax benefits
High contribution limits No self-directed investments
Flexibility Fees

Is a 529 the best option for college savings?

If the brokerage account is in the parent’s name, it will reduce aid eligibility by up to 5.64% of the account value because it’s considered a parent asset, says Kantrowitz. Overall, a 529 savings plan is the best option when investing for college, yet there are still a few exceptions.

Does Tennessee have a prepaid college tuition plan?

Tennessee’s BEST Prepaid College Tuition Plan is no longer available. Click here to see other Tennessee 529 plans. Tennessee’s BEST Prepaid College Tuition Plan was closed to new enrollments on November 22, 2010 and the plan was terminated on November 30, 2015.

Does every state have a 529 plan?

All fifty states and the District of Columbia sponsor at least one type of 529 plan. In addition, a group of private colleges and universities sponsor a prepaid tuition plan. What are the differences between prepaid tuition plans and education savings plans?

Can you transfer funds between 529?

529 education savings plan accounts can be transferred from one beneficiary to another eligible member of the family or rolled over into other 529 accounts for the same beneficiary or an eligible family member. Only one income tax-free rollover of a 529 to a 529 for the same beneficiary is allowed per 12-month period.

Do I have to attend a college in Tennessee to use the money I saved in the plan?

The money you save with TNStars College Savings 529 Program does not have to be used at a Tennessee college or university. In fact, TNStars funds may be used at any qualified higher educational institution in the United States or abroad, so long as that institution is willing and able to accept federal financial aid.

Do you pay tax on 529 Gains?

529 investments carry two layers of federal tax benefits. The first is tax-deferred compounding: Similar to investments held in IRA and 401(k) accounts, investors don’t pay taxes on investment income as long as they hold the account–whether it be in the form of dividends, capital gains, or bond income.