Act before December 31 to receive 2018 Illinois Tax Benefits

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Act now for 2018 Illinois Tax Benefits

Open and contribute to an account on or before December 31, 2018, for 2018 Illinois tax benefits.1 Contributions are eligible for the Illinois state income tax deduction ($10,000 individual and $20,000 married filing jointly).

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Benefits of Bright Start 529 Plan
  • Earnings grow tax free
  • Pay for tuition, room and board, and more
  • Withdraw funds when you’re ready
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  • Enroll online, download an enrollment form, or finish your existing application
  • Rollover your existing 529 funds
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Bright Start has high-quality investment options for you to choose from. Find your best fit.

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Funds are easy to withdraw and can be used for accredited post-secondary public or private schools.

Tax Law Changes for 529 Plans

The tax reform bill signed into law on December 22, 2017 includes several provisions related to 529 plans.

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529 Plans offer a tax-advantaged way to save for college. Starting early and putting away even a small amount of money each month can have a huge impact on future educational expenses.

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