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State tax filing

To enter your Illinois 529 Plan contributions for your dependent's education in TurboTax, please follow these steps:

  • In your return, select State Taxes tab
  • Proceed through the state interview section for Illinois, answering all questions on residency and income, until you arrive at a page entitled "Here's the income that Illinois handles differently"
  • Under Education, click on Start button for "College savings and prepaid tuition plan contributions"
  • On next page, "College Savings and Prepaid Tuition Plans", enter your 2016 529 plan contribution amount in the box for "Bright Start College Savings Pool" and click on Continue button
  • Finish the rest of the interview questions for Illinois