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A Gift Tax Loophole for 529 Plans

Tax rules allow a giver to contribute up to $65,000 to an individual’s college savings account in a single year without incurring tax consequences.

Question: My spouse and I plan to establish a 529 college-savings account for our daughter and to contribute $50,000 to it this year. However, we're concerned that this high amount might be subject to the gift tax. Is there any way around this?