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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 080 : Vermont Achieving a Better Life Experience (Able) Savings Program

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 8003)
  • § 8003. Program limitations

    (a) Cash contributions. The Treasurer or designee shall not accept a contribution:

    (1) unless it is in cash; or

    (2) except in the case of a contribution under 26 U.S.C. § 529A(c)(1)(C) (relating to a change in a designated beneficiary or program), if such contribution to an ABLE account would result in aggregate contributions from all contributors to the ABLE account for the taxable year exceeding the amount in effect under 26 U.S.C. § 2503(b) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins.

    (b) Separate accounting. The Treasurer or designee shall provide separate accounting for each designated beneficiary.

    (c) Limited investment direction. A designated beneficiary may, directly or indirectly, direct the investment of any contributions to the Vermont ABLE Savings Program, or any earnings thereon, no more than two times in any calendar year.

    (d) No pledging of interest as security. A person shall not use an interest in the Vermont ABLE Savings Program, or any portion thereof, as security for a loan.

    (e) Prohibition on excess contributions. The Treasurer or designee shall adopt adequate safeguards under the Vermont ABLE Savings Program to prevent aggregate contributions on behalf of a designated beneficiary in excess of the limit established by the State pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 529(b)(6). (Added 2015, No. 51, § C.7, eff. June 3, 2015; amended 2015, No. 97 (Adj. Sess.), § 70.)