In these uncertain times there are so many changes and adjustments to financial situations—thus tax impacts. For today, I want to look a bit deeper into refunds received by college students who paid tuition from a 529 savings plan.
School starts soon for many students at universities and colleges around the region. Many of those students receive scholarships to help pay for school. While most scholarships are excluded from gross income, students need to be aware of situations where scholarships need to be reported as income and that income could be subject to federal income tax with a maximum tax rate of 37%.
Change is difficult. Change in responsibilities, change in routines, change in priorities. Sometimes with change comes excitement, new opportunities, and a renewed focus on life. I recently went through a big change, I left a company that had been home for me for 13 years, with life-long friends, to shift my career from corporate accounting to public accounting with Brixey & Meyer.