Education Savings Account Recapture Tax


If you own an education savings account (529 plan) and use a withdrawal for anything other than qualified higher education expenses, you may need to pay an additional recapture tax.

You must pay this tax if both of these apply:

  • You claimed an Education Savings Account Contribution Subtraction or Credit for contributions to a 529 plan
  • A Minnesota distribution is taken from the 529 plan and used for nonqualified expenses, including K-12 education expenses or any expenses other than those to attend a post-secondary educational institution

To report the recapture tax, complete Schedule M1529, Education Savings Account Contribution Credit or SubtractionEnter your additional tax on Form M1, Individual Income Tax, when you file your Minnesota income tax return.

Contact Info

Last Updated