Save more for college through the tax advantages of a 529 savings plan

Save more for college through the tax advantages of a 529 savings planWith kids back in school, it’s a good time for parents (and grandparents) to think about college funding. One option, which can be especially beneficial if the children in question still have many years until they’ll be starting their higher education, is a Section 529 plan.

Do you need to file a 2016 gift tax return by April 18?

Do you need to file a 2016 gift tax return by April 18?Last year you may have made significant gifts to your children, grandchildren or other heirs as part of your estate planning strategy. Or perhaps you just wanted to provide loved ones with some helpful financial support. Regardless of the reason for making a gift, it’s important to know under what circumstances you’re required to file a gift tax return.