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Old 12-21-2010, 09:27 AM
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Qualifying Educ Expenses For 529 Plan

I just started taking distributions from a 529 plan. My question is whether or not a university student parking permit is considered Qualifying. There was also a required calculator purchase necessary for advanced science/engineering courses. Are these considered qualifying expenses for tax purposes?

Thanks in advance,
Steve
p.s. Is there an online document that I can use as a resource for future reference on qualifying expenses?



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Old 12-21-2010, 08:37 PM
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“My question is whether or not a university student parking permit is considered Qualifying. There was also a required calculator purchase necessary for advanced science/engineering courses. Are these considered qualifying expenses for tax purposes?”----->IN genral parking permit is not considered your qualifying educational expense. Qualifying educational expenses depend on what type of plan you purchase. If you purchase a prepaid plan, it usually only covers tuition and required fees, though some allow room and board to be purchased for an additional cost. College savings plans allow payouts to be used for tuition, required fees, books, and equipment that is required such as a laptop or calculator or etc. If you are enrolled at least half-time, room and board may also be covered as a qualified educational expense.
Please go to the Website here: http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/intro529.htm]An Introduction to 529 Plans
United States Code: Title 26,529. Qualified tuition programs | LII / Legal Information Institute


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i have the same question rergarding college parking expenses being a 529 qualified expense



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Old 08-09-2012, 12:28 PM
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IN genral parking permit is NOT considered your qualifying educational expense. Qualified Higher Education Expenses for 529 Plans are Tuition Room and board (paid directly to educational institutions) Fees (as required by the institution) Books, supplies, and equipment (including computers) Expenses of a special-needs beneficiary necessary for enrollment at an eligible institution.



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