Yesterday, the Roni Deutch Tax Center Tax Help Blog posted a new entry discussing the best tax friendly ways to save for your children education. In this economy, it may seem almost impossible to try saving money for the future, but as you will see there are dozens of ways to plan for your child’s future regardless of your income.
Are you already worried about trying to save for your children’s future education related expenses? In today’s economy, millions of taxpayers are struggling to pay their bills let alone save up for future bills. It may seem overwhelming to be thinking about a day when you will have to help your child earn their diploma, but by preparing early you can avoid expensive loans twenty years down the road.
It is a common misconception that only very wealthy families can save for their children’s future. In fact, there are multiple educational savings plans that were made especially for middle-class and low-income households. To help those of you looking to get a head start on the process, please enjoy the following article on tax friendly ways to save for your children's education.
1. Coverdell Education Savings Account
If you are looking for a way to avoid taxes and fees when you withdrawal your child's education money in the future, then a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) is the way to go. It allows you to contribute $2,000 per year until the beneficiary is 18 years of age. Although the contributions are not tax-deductible, the distribution cash will become tax-free when withdrawn in the future. However, the funds must be used only for school expenses. For more information on opening a Coverdell ESA check out this page on IRS.gov.