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deendion
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Do we claim the money we withdrew from a custodial account for college tuition?

We have a custodial account for our son and withdrew some of the money for his college tuition.  I do NOT see any tax forms on our online account for this account for 2020.  Does this information need to be reported on our taxes? His taxes?  Anywhere?
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gloriah5200
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Do we claim the money we withdrew from a custodial account for college tuition?

A custodial account is an account opened for a minor child and naming an adult as the custodian of it. Assuming the parents were the custodians depositing money into the account for the son/child when he is older. He is just using the money set aside for him to use with his parent's guidance.

 

Since the account where the money came from to pay college expenses for your son was a custodial account and not a "tax-sheltered" education account opened at the institution labeled for the specific purpose of educational expenses, then it was your/his money and is not taxable.

deendion
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Do we claim the money we withdrew from a custodial account for college tuition?

Thank you!

 

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