Coverdell Savings Account

Education Savings

Education Savings

Planning for the future

Build a college fund for your child with a Coverdell Savings Account at Pacific Crest. Every year, you can deduct the money you save (up to $2,000) from your federal taxes. Later, when your child uses that money for their education, they won’t have to pay taxes on it then, either.

Trail Notes

It’s a savings account that helps you pay for your education (or your child’s) by letting you set money aside tax-free. Coverdell accounts were established in 1997 under the Taxpayer Relief Act; they’re named after Senator Paul Coverdell, who championed the program.

Coverdell savings can go to books, tuition, school uniforms, and other educational expenses. Unlike a 529 savings plan, Coverdell isn’t just for college. This type of savings can also help you pay for your child’s primary and secondary school expenses. However, the type of expense, and the institution itself, do have to be qualified.

If the beneficiary (the person getting the education) is age 30 or younger when you withdraw the money, you won’t have to pay taxes on your withdrawal. If they’re older than 30, you will need to pay taxes on the amount that you withdraw.

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Today’s rates

Coverdell ESA

Balance to Earn APY

Dividend Rate

Annual Percentage Yield

Rates Effective: March 1, 2022

Minimum Opening Deposit: $10.00

Dividend calculations are daily balance method.
Dividend period is based on monthly calendar.
Dividends compounded and credited quarterly.
Credit Union Membership required unless noted.




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