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- How it Works
- Opening an Account
- Prepaid Card
- Qualified Expenses
- Tax Benefits
- Do I have to pay taxes on my account?
- As long as the money in your ABLE account is used for eligible expenses, it won’t be counted as income for your state or federal taxes. If a purchase doesn’t qualify as an eligible expense, you’ll have to pay taxes and a 10% penalty on the amount. If you want to know more about the IRS regulations,... Read more
- How is this different from a Special Needs Trust or Pooled Trust?
- An ABLE account won’t replace a Special Needs Trust or Pooled Trust. There are some key differences that are meant to give people with disabilities and their families more options. With an ABLE account: There are fewer expenses than setting up a trust. The beneficiary owns the funds and can... Read more
- Do I get additional tax benefits if I contribute to multiple ABLE accounts?
- No, tax benefits for ABLE accounts and 529 plan accounts are aggregated for tax purposes by contributor, not by ABLE account or 529 plan. Anyone who contributes to one or more ABLE accounts or 529 plans with beneficiaries under the age of 21 can receive tax benefits up to the maximum allowable... Read more
- What kind of benefits do I get?
- One of the main benefits of having an ABLE account is being able to save for eligible expenses and invest for the future in a tax-advantaged account. The account’s growth is tax-free and you may qualify for a state income tax deduction, depending on where you live. As long as your balance stays... Read more
- What is the ABLE for ALL Savings Plan?
- The ABLE for ALL Savings Plan is a plan available to U.S. citizens nationwide to help those living with eligible disabilities save for qualified expenses and invest for the future in a tax-advantaged account – without losing federal and state benefits (like SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, HUD... Read more
- What is the ABLE Act?
- Millions of people with disabilities rely on public benefits and federal programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid, and others for their living and basic needs, but even those benefits can be limiting. Those receiving much needed... Read more