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What is the maximum annual contribution?
The total annual contributions by you, family and/or friends for calendar year 2024 are $18,000. This limit is tied to the federal gift tax exclusion. In future years, the IRS may change the annual amount that can be excluded from federal gift taxes, so you should consult with your tax advisor for... Read more
How do I prove an eligible expense?

We don’t need proof of your expenses, but you should have it for your records as the IRS may require you to provide proof of qualified disability expenses in the case of an audit.

Can out-of-state contributors receive tax deductions?

Some states offer parity, meaning that the contributor’s state of residence may offer a state deduction for putting money into another state’s plan. It would be dependent upon each state’s individual program.

Are there any federal tax deductions for ABLE contributions?

No, the federal tax benefit is the fact that the account grows tax free, eliminating the need to pay capital gains on the money accruing in your account.

Does Alabama allow a tax deduction for contributions?
Yes. For Alabama state income tax purposes, a deduction is allowed up to $5,000 per taxpayer per year for contributions. This deduction is increased up to $10,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return where both taxpayers make such contributions. The deduction may include monies rolled... Read more
What are the tax laws that govern ABLE accounts?

The ABLE Act was modeled after the 529 college savings tax code. The ABLE Act adds ABLE Accounts under Section 529A of the IRS tax code.

Do I have to pay taxes on my account?
As long as the money in your Alabama ABLE account is used for eligible expenses, it won’t be counted as income for your state or federal taxes.  If a purchase doesn’t qualify as an eligible expense, you’ll have to pay income taxes and a 10% penalty on the amount. If you want to know more about the... Read more
What is IRS Form 1099-QA?
If you make a withdrawal from your account, you will receive the IRS Form 1099-QA, which is a tax form that details all of the withdrawals you made throughout the tax year from your account. This statement reports withdrawals from the ABLE account in the prior calendar year. You only receive a... Read more
When is IRS Form 1099-QA available?

The plan administrator must send the 1099-QA by January 31, so you should receive the form no later than early February following the close of the tax year. You will receive it via mail or electronic delivery based on communications preferences.

What is IRS Form 5498-QA?
If you make a contribution to your account, you will receive IRS Form 5498-QA, which is a tax form that details all of the contributions you made throughout the tax year to your account. This form reports ABLE account contributions, rollovers and direct program-to-program transfers in the prior... Read more