A Coverdell Education Savings Account is a custodial account established to pay the qualified education expenses of a designated beneficiary. Earnings within the account grow tax-deferred and are distributed tax-free when they are withdrawn exclusively to pay the beneficiary’s qualified education expenses.
Earnings from a Coverdell Education Savings Account grow tax-deferred.
The maximum annual contribution is $2,000 per beneficiary, and can be made every year until the beneficiary reaches the age of 18. Contributions to a Coverdell Education Savings Account are not deductible for federal tax purposes. Any individual may contribute to a Coverdell Education Savings Account but income may limit your contribution:
|IF your filing status is...||AND your Modified Adjusted Gross Income is...||THEN you can make...|
|single||under $95,000||a full contribution|
|between $95,000 and $110,000||a partial contribution|
|$110,000 or more||no contribution|
|married filing jointly||under $190,000||a full contribution|
|between $190,000 and $220,000||a partial contribution|
|$220,000 or more||no contribution|
Contributions can be made from organizations such as a trust or corporation. Organizations do not have a contribution limitation due to income levels.
The minimum investment to open a Coverdell Education Savings Account at Davis Funds is $1,000.
The minimum additional investment to an existing account is $25.
Distributions are tax-free for federal income tax purposes when used for the beneficiary’s qualified education expenses. The earnings portion of a non-qualified distribution is taxable and may result in a 10% penalty. The following can be used for qualified distributions but are not limited to:
- Eligible Education Institutions
- College, University, Vocational School, Elementary or Secondary
- Public, Private or Religious school
- Eligible Education Expenses
- Tuition and Fees
- Books, Supplies and Equipment
- Room and Board (rules apply)
Accumulated assets in a Coverdell Education Savings Account may affect a student’s ability to qualify for financial aid, or limit the availability of certain tax credits.
Please consult your tax advisor before establishing this type of account.
Review the Coverdell Education Savings Account Disclosure and Custodial Agreement for complete Coverdell Education Savings Account details including fees.