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We deducted funds from a 529 account last year but did not

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Customer: We deducted funds from a 529 account last year but did not incur the college expenses until this year. Please advise
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What did you use the funds for, if not for college expenses?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We deducted them too early.
Tax Professional: emc011075, Tax adviser replied 1 year ago

Do you mean to took a distribution last year but did not use it for college expenses? That can be a problem.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We took it last year thinking we would need to start paying our daughter's tuition then. But the payments did not become due until this year.
Tax Professional: emc011075, Tax adviser replied 1 year ago

Ok. When did you take the distribution? In December or earlier?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Checking the date
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
My accountant says "end of year". I have asked if she can be more specific. I am waiting for her response.
Tax Professional: emc011075, Tax adviser replied 1 year ago

If it is one or two month before you paid the tuition and you did not have any other distribution for that semester, you can still argue that you used it to pay the tuition and college related expenses. But if it is more than one semester, than you will have a hard time to convince the IRS.

In the worst case scenario you will have to include the earnings, not the entire distribution in your taxable income and claim the entire credit next year.

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Tax Professional: emc011075, Tax adviser replied 1 year ago

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