What you need to know about IL ABLE and taxes

Important facts to keep in mind when filing your tax return for 2021. 

  • If you owned an IL ABLE account in 2021, you should have received tax form 5498 (shows contributions) and tax form 1099QA (shows distributions). If you did not receive these forms and you made contributions or took distributions from your account in 2021, call Customer Service at 888-609-8683.
  • If you are an IL ABLE account owner, withdrawals from and earnings in your IL ABLE account are exempt from state and federal taxes as long as the withdrawals are used to pay for qualified disability expenses
  • If you are an Illinois taxpayer and you contributed to any IL ABLE account in 2021, you may be able to take a deduction from your Illinois state income taxes. 
  • The Illinois state income tax deduction is up to $10,000 if filing as an individual or $20,000 if filing jointly. Check with your tax advisor about your personal tax situation. 
  • As always, consult with a tax advisor with any personal tax questions.  
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