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FAQ: What are the benefits of EdVest?

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These are some of the numerous tax benefits you can take advantage of through EdVest 

– Earnings on an EdVest account mature federal and sometimes state tax-free

– Qualified withdrawls from a 529 plan are federal and sometimes state tax-free

– Wisconsin residents DO NOT have to pay state income tax on qualified withdrawls

– Individuals can deduct contributions of up to $3,000 per beneficiary from Wisconsin taxable income each year if   the beneficiary is your child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, nephew, or yourself.

– After a 5 year period contributions up to $65,000 may be excluded from federal gift tax pro rata

– For tax purposes completed gifts are considered removed from your estate.

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