Final regulations for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts were issued earlier this month. The final regulation can be found at IRS.gov.
ABLE accounts are designed to help people with disabilities and their families save and pay for disability-related expenses. Though contributions are not deductible, distributions, including earnings, are tax-free to the designated beneficiary if used to pay qualified disability expenses. These expenses can include housing, education, transportation, health, prevention and wellness, employment training and support, assistive technology and personal support services and other disability-related expenses.
- Eligible individuals may now put more money into their ABLE account
- Eligible individuals may roll money from their qualified tuition programs (529 plans) into their ABLE accounts
- Certain contributions made to ABLE accounts by low- and moderate-income workers may now qualify for the Saver’s Credit
- Guidance provided on the gift and generation-skipping transfer tax consequences
- Guidance provided on the federal income, gift and estate tax consequences of distributions from, and changes in the designated beneficiary of, an ABLE account.
- Rollovers from 529 plans, together with any contributions made to the designated beneficiary’s ABLE accountant (other than certain permitted contributions of the designated beneficiary’s compensation) cannot exceed the annual ABLE contribution limit.
Check out the final regulation on IRS.gov.