Save for higher education, save on taxes with my529


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December 9, 2021

Qualify for tax credits or deductions with contributions by the end of 2020

(Salt Lake City) Investing for your beneficiary’s future with my529, Utah’s educational savings plan, can provide a significant gift that lasts beyond the holidays. When you contribute to a my529 educational savings account before the end of the year as a Utah taxpayer, you can qualify for a tax credit or deduction.

my529 account owners can claim a 4.95% Utah state income tax credit for 2021 tax year contributions. The tax credit is for each qualified beneficiary. The tax credit applies to contributions up to $2,070 for single filers, trusts, and corporations, or $4,140 for joint filers and grantor trusts that file as married filing jointly. Account owners may contribute more but will not receive a tax credit for contributions greater than these caps. It is not too late to open an account and begin. (See for details and deadlines.)

Also, if someone else contributes to the account, the account owner is the individual who is eligible for the tax credit. Friends or family can easily make contributions through the my529 Gift Program. Visit for more information.

Utah state income tax credits are one of the tax advantages of a my529 account. Earnings on investments in a my529 account grow tax-deferred. Withdrawals are free from federal and Utah state income taxes when used for qualified education expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, computers and even internet access for the beneficiary.

Funds can be used at any eligible educational institution—college, university or trade and technical school—in the United States or abroad that is qualified to participate in federal student aid programs. Learn more at

About my529
my529, Utah’s official nonprofit 529 educational savings plan, is highly rated by Morningstar Inc.

Accounts are free to open, and my529 requires no minimum deposit or account balance. my529’s user-friendly website,, makes it easy to open, manage, and contribute to an account online.

To learn more, visit, call toll-free at 800.418.2551, or email

Important Legal Notice

Investing is an important decision. Read the Program Description in its entirety for more information and consider all investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. For a copy of the Program Description, call 800.418.2551 or visit

Investments in my529 are not insured or guaranteed by my529, the Utah Board of Higher Education, the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority or any other state or federal agency. Your investment could lose value. However, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance is provided for the FDIC-insured accounts. Please read the Program Description to learn about the FDIC-insured accounts.

The state in which you or your beneficiary pay taxes or live may offer a 529 plan that provides state tax or other benefits, such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors, not otherwise available to you by investing in my529. You should consider such benefits, if any, before investing in my529.

my529 does not provide legal, financial, investment or tax advice, and the information provided in this document does not contain legal, financial, investment or tax advice and cannot be construed as such or relied upon for those purposes. You should consult your own tax or legal advisor to determine the effect of federal and state tax laws on your particular situation.

my529 was rated “Gold” or its equivalent by Morningstar 2004-2007, 2009, and 2011-2020; rated “Silver” or its equivalent in 2008 and 2010. The Morningstar Analyst Rating™ for 529 college savings plans is not a credit or risk rating. To determine an analyst rating, Morningstar’s analysts consider four factors: the plan’s strategy and investment process; an assessment of the individuals managing the plan’s investment options; the stewardship practices of the plan’s administration and parent firm; and whether the plan’s investment options are a good value proposition compared to its peers. Plans are then assigned forward-looking ratings of “Gold,” “Silver,” “Bronze,” “Neutral,” and “Negative.” The top three ratings (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) indicate that Morningstar’s analysts think highly of a 529 plan; the differences correspond to the level of analyst conviction in the ability of a plan’s investment options to collectively outperform their respective benchmarks and peers through time, within the context of the level of risk taken. Morningstar does not rate all 529s every year; it rated just 61 of 92 plans in 2020.

Analyst ratings are subjective in nature and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. Analyst ratings are based on Morningstar analysts’ current expectations about future events and therefore involve unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what was expected. Morningstar does not represent its analyst ratings to be guarantees.

Please visit for more information about the analyst ratings, as well as other Morningstar ratings and fund rankings.