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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Effect on ABLE Accounts and 529 Funds

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Based on changes implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this is an update on a previous post written by Eileen Y. Lee Breger in May 2017, “Families Can Use a Tax-Advantaged ABLE Account to Save for Disability...more

Tax Reform Bill – Changes to Section 529 Qualified Tuition Programs and Section 529A Qualified ABLE Programs

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law the bill formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Final Bill). This alert summarizes the principal provisions affecting Section 529 Qualified Tuition Programs and...more

You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018

After staying the same for five years, the amount you can give away to any one individual in a particular year without reporting the gift will increase in 2018. ...more

Who May Open an ABLE Account?

ABLE accounts are a great new savings tool for individuals with disabilities, but not all people with disabilities are eligible to open these accounts. The rules for determining eligibility are for the most part...more

ABLE accounts benefit disabled family members

For families with disabled loved ones who are potentially eligible for means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income, estate planning can be a challenge. One potential tool is to open a...more

Insight on Estate Planning - October/November 2017

In This Issue: - Social Security benefits When is the right time to begin receiving payments? - Planning ahead after a divorce - ABLE accounts benefit disabled family members - Estate planning pitfall: You chose...more

Campaign Launches to Boost Enrollment in ABLE Accounts

New savings accounts for families of people with disabilities, known as ABLE accounts, are rapidly becoming available nationwide as programs continue to roll out on a state-by-state basis. But this new savings option, as...more

ABLE Accounts - Savings Tool for Special Needs Individuals

by Dickinson Wright on

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) accounts have become a popular savings tool for special needs individuals since the ABLE Act became law in December of 2014. Now that such accounts have been in existence for few...more

Families Can Use a Tax-Advantaged ABLE Account to Save for Disability Expenses

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Governor Charlie Baker recently announced the launch of a state sponsored Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account program that has been long awaited by disabled individuals and their families. This program serves as...more

Coming Soon To A State Near You! Savings Plan for Disabled Marylanders: The MD ABLE Program

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In order to qualify for certain need based federal and state benefits in connection with a significant disability, individuals typically cannot have assets exceeding $2,000.00. While some assets are exempt from this...more

Pennsylvania officially launches its PA ABLE Savings Program on April 3, 2017.

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Pennsylvania officially launches its PA ABLE Savings Program on April 3, 2017. A PA ABLE account gives individuals with qualified disabilities (Eligible Individuals), and their families and friends, a tax-free way to save for...more

ABLE Accounts Begin to Spread Across Nation

A law signed by President Obama in 2014 allows people with disabilities who became disabled before they turned 26 to set aside up to $14,000 a year in tax-free savings accounts without affecting their eligibility for...more

Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts for Individuals with Special Needs Finally Available in Rhode Island

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

In 2014, new federal legislation was enacted to help relieve the financial strain often faced by so many individuals with disabilities or special needs. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“ABLE Act”) was signed into...more

Special Needs Fairness Act

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act into law amended federal law to enable disabled individuals to establish their own first-party payback Special Needs Trusts under 42 U.S.C. §...more

Update to the Pennsylvania ABLE Act

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

As originally referenced in a January 2015 blog post (Link to post), the Pennsylvania ABLE Act was enacted in April to provide people with disabilities and their families with a way to plan for a financially secure future...more

The Federal Securities Pay-to-Play Regulatory Framework is Complete - A Primer for Financial Services Firms

by Clark Hill PLC on

On September 20, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued two orders effectively completing the federal pay-to-play regulatory framework for investment advisers, municipal advisors, underwriters of...more

IRS Eases Administrative Oversight of Able Accounts

by Cole Schotz on

As discussed in earlier blog posts, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law in December 2014. Under the ABLE Act, a so-called ABLE account can be established for a disabled individual. The...more

ABLE Programs and Beneficiaries Boosted by Helpful Guidance from IRS and Social Security Administration

The Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (ABLE Act), one of the few recent examples of bipartisan cooperation on a new category of tax and budget expenditure, is both well-intentioned in its...more

Spotlight On Alabama: A Busy Tax Year in Review

by Baker Donelson on

It has been a busy year for developments in Alabama state taxation. In this tax alert we review many of the significant developments that have occurred over the last 12 months....more

News from Second and State

Having both the House and Senate in Harrisburg made for a busy week, and there’s news to report on a number of fronts. The headliner this week, once again, was the state budget. By the end of last week, the General Assembly...more

Womble Carlyle Legislative Update - August 7, 2015

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Angel and Laura worried all week about what we could tell you about in our weekly update, but then yesterday happened. Lo and behold this week has written itself. Silly us! New Senate Budget Strategy: truce, sort...more

The ABLE account: A good alternative to a special needs trust?

Late last year, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The act authorizes a new, tax-advantaged savings account, modeled after the Section 529 college savings account,...more

Insight on Estate Planning - August/September 2015

In This Issue: - Premarital planning: Protecting your assets without a prenup - The ABLE account: A good alternative to a special needs trust? - Make net gifts to reduce your gift tax rate - Estate Planning...more

The ABLE Act

by Cole Schotz on

Although the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (or ABLE Act) was signed into law on December 19, 2014, many states have been waiting to offer ABLE accounts authorized by the Act until the IRS published regulations. The...more

News from Second and State

The week started out a little sluggishly. While the typical cache of committees met on Monday – Senate Appropriations, Senate Rules, House Appropriations – the floor was relatively quiet. However, things picked up on Tuesday,...more

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