529 Day giveaway announced for Iowa

'529 Day helps spread awareness about the benefits of saving for future education expenses with a 529 plan'

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DES MOINES, Iowa — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald and College Savings Iowa are celebrating 529 Day by hosting a $529 giveaway around each of the state’s counties.

In addition, one grand prize winner will receive a $1,529 College Savings Iowa contribution that will be drawn from all entrants across the state.

“529 Day helps spread awareness about the benefits of saving for future education expenses with a 529 plan,” Fitzgerald said. “The 529 Day giveaway gives us the opportunity to reach Iowa families and spread the word about the College Savings Iowa 529 plan while giving 100 families a boost to their education savings.”

Those interested in the giveaway can visit to read the official rules and register for their chance to win by May 31.

One of the major benefits of 529 plans is the tax incentives. While 529 Day is celebrated nationally on May 29, the tax advantages are there for Iowans year-round.


“When saving for their loved ones with College Savings Iowa, participants can also save on their taxes,” Fitzgerald added. “Not only are earnings federally tax-deferred and Iowa state tax-free, but if College Savings Iowa participants are Iowa taxpayers, they can deduct up to $3,474 per beneficiary account from their 2021 state income taxes.”

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