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Which contributions to a New Mexico approved Section 529 college savings plan can be deducted?

The New Mexico Education Trust Fund is an account in one of the New Mexico approved Section 529 college savings plans.

You can deduct contributions you made to the fund during the tax year for each beneficiary. Contributions include the principal and earnings of amounts rolled over to a New Mexico approved Section 529 college savings plan account from a non-New Mexico approved Section 529 college savings plan.

A taxpayer and spouse who file separate returns (filing status is Married Filing Separately) may each claim one-half of the deduction allowed on a joint return.

NOTE: You may only deduct contributions to a Section 529 plan established and approved by the New Mexico Education Trust Board. See Brochure #6, New Mexico Income Tax and Your Education Trust (529) Plan, on the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department's website.

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