Tax Benefits

Benefits for Arizona State Taxpayers

Take advantage of Arizona tax advantages based on contributions to the AFCSP-Bank Plan! Arizona residents are eligible for a $2,000 deduction to gross income per taxpayer, or $4,000 for those married, filing jointly based on contributions to the AFCSP-Bank Plan. Also, enjoy on of the highest maximum contribution limit of $431,000, effective October 1, 2016.

Remember, in order to take advantage of the year's Arizona state income tax deduction, your contribution check must be postmarked by December 31, 2016. If you choose to contribute by electronic bank transfer, your online request must by submitted by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 31, 2016, to receive the deduction for tax year 2016. Electronic bank transfers are the quickest and most efficient way to make a contribution. You may take advantage of the electronic bank transfer option through our Online Banking feature.

Benefits For Indiana State Taxpayers

Take advantage of Indiana tax advantages based on contributions to CollegeChoice CD! Also, contribute up to a total of $298,770 per beneficiary.

If you are an Indiana taxpayer (resident or non-resident), you are eligible for a State income tax credit for contributions to an account in CollegeChoice CD.1 The tax credit is available to an individual filing a single return or a married couple filing a joint return. The amount of the credit is the lesser of the following:

  • Twenty percent (20%) of the amount of the total contributions to CollegeChoice CD during the taxable year by the taxpayer;
  • One thousand dollars ($1,000); or
  • The amount of the taxpayer’s adjusted gross income tax liability for the taxable year reduced by the sum of all other credits allowed.

Remember, in order to take advantage of this year's Indiana state income tax credit,* your contribution check must be received by December 31, 2016. If you choose to contribute by electronic bank transfer, your online request must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 31, 2016, to receive the deduction for tax year 2016. Electronic bank transfers are the quickest and most efficient way to make a contribution. You may take advantage of the electronic bank transfer option through our Online Banking feature.

*If you are an Indiana taxpayer (resident or non-resident, individual or married), you may receive a 20% State tax credit against you adjusted gross income, up to a maximum of $1,000, for contributions to a CollegeChoice CD Account. Rollover contributions from another Qualified Tuition Program into a CollegeChoice CD Account does not count as contributions eligible for the tax credit. Contributions may be subject to recapture from the Account Owner (not the contributor) in certain circumstances, such as a rollover to another state’s qualified tuition program or a non-qualified withdrawal or distribution from an Account opened within twelve (12) months after the Account was opened. See Program Disclosure Statement for more detailed information.

Benefits for Montana State Taxpayers

Montana taxpayers are entitled to a $3,000 deduction to gross income per taxpayer, or $6,000 for those married, filing jointly based on contributions to the Montana Family Education Savings Program—Bank Plan. Funds are subject to recapture if withdrawn from the Program within three years.


Federal 529 Plan Tax Benefits for All U.S. Residents

  • Earnings grow tax-deferred.2
  • Distributions to pay qualified education expenses are tax-free.
  • Any U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien can participate and there are no income limitations.
  • Participants also benefit through tax-free gifting. Contributors can make annual gifts of up to $14,000 ($28,000 for married couples making the proper election) to a beneficiary for all accounts without incurring federal gift tax. For contributions over the limit, you may treat the money (up to $70,000 single and $140,000 for married couples making the proper election) as having been made routinely over a five-year period.3
  • U.S. Savings Bond owners generally may redeem bonds purchased after 1989 tax-free and contribute the proceeds in a 529 plan. IRS restrictions apply. Please see the IRS Tax Benefits for Education for current income limitations or call 888-913-2885 for more information.
  • If the beneficiary does not attend a post-secondary institution, the account owner can change the beneficiary, penalty free. To avoid taxes and penalties, the new beneficiary must be a member of the family of the original beneficiary. Certain restrictions apply. Please consult your tax advisor and the Disclosure Statement [link to disclosure statement] for more detailed information regarding a change in beneficiary.

  1. This credit may be subject to recapture from the account owner (not the contributor) in certain circumstances, such as a rollover to another state’s qualified tuition program or a non-qualified withdrawal. The credit does not apply to rollovers from another state’s qualified tuition program. See the Disclosure Statement [link to disclosure statement] for additional details.
  2. Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals are subject to federal income tax and may be subject to a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state and local income taxes and early withdrawal penalties. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements.
  3. In the event the contributor does not survive the five-year period, a pro-rated amount will revert back to the contributor’s taxable estate.

NexBank, SSB and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.