To enter an Illinois 529 contribution:
- In the Illinois section, Go to Here’s the income that Illinois handles differently
- In Education, click Start on College savings and prepaid tuition plan contributions
- Enter your Account Number and Contribution Amount
You are allowed to subtract up to $10,000 in contributions if you are single and $20,000 if you are married filing a joint return for contributions you made to the “Bright Start” program, the "College Illinois" Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund, or the "Bright Directions" program during the tax year.