As a result of recent federal tax law changes, account owners may withdraw up to $10,000 for K-12 tuition expenses from a 529 college savings account free of federal taxes. This limitation applies on a per-student basis, rather than a per-account basis. Although an individual may be the designated beneficiary of multiple accounts, that individual may receive a maximum of $10,000 in distributions free of federal tax, regardless of whether the funds are distributed from multiple accounts.
The recent federal tax law changes also permit transfers from a 529 account to an account in a Qualified ABLE Program made before January 1, 2026, without subjecting the transferred amount to federal income tax on earnings, provided certain conditions are met. ABLE accounts are subject to an annual contribution limit (currently $15,000). Transfers from a 529 account which cause the ABLE account to exceed the $15,000 limit will be subject to federal tax.