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Tax-Friendly 529 Plans for Last-Minute Contributors

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia offer a state income-tax deduction for contributions to 529 plans that they sponsor (see our map for all the states that offer tax breaks).

Below is a list of our favorite 529 plans that give state-tax benefits for last-minute contributions in each state:

Alabama
CollegeCounts 529 Plan (direct-sold version)

Arkansas
GIFT College Investing Plan

Colorado
Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan

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Connecticut
Connecticut Higher Education Trust

District of Columbia
D.C. College Savings Plan (direct-sold version)

Georgia
Path2College 529 Plan

Idaho
Idaho College Savings Program

Illinois
Bright Start College Savings Program (direct-sold version)

Indiana
CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan (direct-sold version)

Iowa
College Savings Iowa

Louisiana
START Saving Program

Maryland
Maryland College Investment Plan

Mississippi
Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Program

Nebraska
College Savings Plan of Nebraska (direct-sold version)

New Mexico
The Education Plan’s College Savings Program

New York
New York’s 529 College Savings Program (direct-sold version)

North Carolina
National College Savings Program

North Dakota
College SAVE

Ohio
OhioCollegeAdvantage 529 Savings Plan

Oklahoma
Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan

Oregon
Oregon College Savings Plan

Rhode Island
CollegeBoundfund (direct-sold version)

South Carolina
Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan (direct-sold version)

Utah
Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) Trust

Vermont
Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan

Virginia
Virginia Education Savings Trust

West Virginia
SMART529 Select

Wisconsin
EdVest (direct-sold version)

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