Friday, November 03, 2017

New Tax Bill Would Allow "529 Plans" For Parochial School Tuition

The Republican tax bill (full text) introduced yesterday (see prior posting) would allow parents to set up "529 Plans" for up to $10,000 per year of elementary and secondary school tuition, including tuition at religious schools. (Section 1202).  529 Plans, currently limited to saving for college expenses, are a method of earning tax-free income on educational savings.  The bill also allows a Section 529 plan to be set up for an "unborn child," defined in the proposal as a "child in utero," which is in turn defined in the bill as "a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb."