Build your 529 business by targeting local non-profit organizations

Build your 529 business by targeting local non-profit organizations

Each year, churches, schools, hospitals, and civic groups award scholarships to local students. Helping these organizations establish a 529 account as the funding vehicle can be a great way to build business relationships in your community. Here are some reasons why this can be a better alternative for local non-profit organizations, which will typically hold

College savings tax credits extended

College savings tax credits extended

Several tax credits for investors saving for college were extended for two years in the passage of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The contribution limit for the Coverdell Education Savings Account program, which was scheduled to revert to $500, was maintained at $2,000 and extended through 2012. Depending

Network with local business and civic leaders through 529 scholarships

Network with local business and civic leaders through 529 scholarships

529 scholarship accounts are a great way to generate business and also create future referral and networking opportunities. Charitable organizations that offer scholarships usually have a dedicated staff member for administrating finances, or may outsource fund management to third-party administrators. The additional costs associated with recordkeeping and program administration may mean that the organization can