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SECURE 2.0 and 529 to Roth IRA Rollovers

The SECURE 2.0 Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 29, introduced a number of changes to retirement savings. One in particular is relevant to parents struggling with whether to save for college or retirement: SECURE 2.0 allows excess 529 funds to be rolled over to a Roth IRA tax- and penalty-free, beginning in 2024. This isn’t a blanket…

How Much Should You Save for College?

A client’s former advisor told her that she should save $800,000 per child for college. None of my initial reactions to that were appropriate for a client meeting, but how much should you save for college is an important question for a lot of families so let’s dig into that. First, why do advisors tell people that they need to…

What Do You Do With Form 1098-T and 1099-Q?

Form 1098-T is a tuition statement that students receive from their college. It serves two primary purposes: Documenting eligibility to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or Lifetime Learning Credit Documenting that the student was enrolled in a college and that 529 withdrawals up to net cost of attendance are therefore qualified Form 1098-T isn’t filed with your taxes; instead,…

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