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I received the tax booklet for my Colorado income tax and noticed an issue that had not occurred to me. Colorado gives a state sales tax rebate due to a tax limitation law and "excess" revenue. Colorado also allows a deduction of contributions to their college savings plans from your income for Colorado taxes.

The rebate is given in 6 "bands" of income. It occurs to me that if you are near the border on the band, contributions to the college savings plan could drop you into the lower one and you could end up losing more money than you might save. For married filing jointly, the difference between the top band and the one below it is $336 in rebate.

I doubt it will effect us because my 529 contributions this year were relatively small and 2001 may be the last year of the rebate but it is something to consider. I'm reasonably sure that Colorado is unusual with the combination of the rebate and the unlimited deduction for 529s but I thought I'd post a heads up.

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