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  191.1604.  Long-term dignity savings account, use, requirements. — 1.  Beginning January 1, 2021, any individual may open an account with a financial institution and designate the account, in its entirety, as a long-term dignity savings account to be used to pay or reimburse a qualified beneficiary's eligible expenses.  An individual may be the account holder of multiple accounts, and an individual may jointly own the account with another person if such persons file a married filing combined income tax return.  To be eligible for the tax deduction under section 143.1160, an account holder shall comply with the requirements of this section.

  2.  An account holder shall designate, no later than April fifteenth of the year following the tax year during which the account was established, a qualified beneficiary of the long-term dignity savings account.  The account holder may designate himself or herself as the qualified beneficiary.  The account holder may change the designated qualified beneficiary at any time, but no long-term dignity savings account shall have more than one qualified beneficiary at any time.  No account holder shall have multiple accounts with the same qualified beneficiary, but an individual may be designated as the qualified beneficiary of multiple accounts.

  3.  Moneys may remain in a long-term dignity savings account for an unlimited duration without the interest or income being subject to recapture or penalty.

  4.  The account holder shall not use moneys in an account to pay expenses of administering the account, except that a service fee may be deducted from the account by a financial institution.  The account holder shall be responsible for maintaining documentation for the long-term dignity savings account and for the qualified beneficiary's eligible expenses.


(L. 2020 H.B. 1682)

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