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Take advantage of tax savings

CollegeBound Saver offers features like tax-deferred growth and a state tax deduction for Rhode Islanders. With CollegeBound Saver, saving for the future can mean saving on taxes.

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Tax benefits with CollegeBound Saver


Grow your savings

Earnings grow tax-deferred from federal and state taxes, so your savings have the chance to potentially add up faster.


A smarter gift

Contributions qualify for the $18,000 annual gift tax exclusion for single filers and $36,000 per year for couples.


Estate benefits

Reduce your personal estate by making up to five years’ worth of gifts in one lump sum – a maximum of $90,000 for single filers and $180,000 for couples.1

Tax savings can really add up

See how saving in a 529 account can make your dollars grow faster.

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Assumptions: $500 initial investment with subsequent monthly investments of $250 for a period of 18 years; annual rate of return on investment of 5% and no funds withdrawn during the time period specified; and taxpayer is in the 30% federal income tax bracket for all options at the time of contributions and distribution. This hypothetical is for illustrative purposes only. It does not reflect an actual investment in any particular 529 plan or any taxes payable upon distribution.

Keep more of what you save

Tax-free growth and withdrawals allow you to use your 529 account for a variety of qualified education expenses, including tuition, room and board, books, fees, and more.2 

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1 In the event you do not survive the five-year period, a pro-rated amount will revert back to your taxable estate.
2 Earnings on non-qualified distributions may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state and local income taxes.