Qualified tuition programs (QTP)s, also known as section 529 plans, are tax free distributions.As long as they are used for qualified school expenses, the expenses are tax deductibles.

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This is in addition to the 10% tax penalty of a non-qualified distribution.

Like other qualified plans, there are exemptions: Section 529 plans allow a one-time gifting contribution of $65,000.

Otherwise, the allowable gift is $13,000 per year for five years.

The cost of annual tuition, plus qualified expenses should not exceed $10,000.

If, for example, a distribution is made in the amount of $15,000, that leaves earnings in the amount of 5,000 as taxable.

The tax rate will be 5,000/15,000, which is in essence 33%.

Thirty-three percent tax rate times 5,000 equals ,650 which would be reported in box 2 on form 1090Q.

The college savings plans are tax-deferred plans that allow for a certain contribution amount each year.

The contribution amount is limited to the cost of tuition.

Normal tax deductions include the tuition and fees deduction, deductable up to ,000 and the student loan interest deduction, which allows interest payments to be tax-deductable.

However, 529 plans are not tax-deductable they normally do not need to be reported at all.