A. While Federal law allows you to withdraw up to $100,000 tax-free from a 529 account each year to pay for tuition for kindergarten through 12th grade, and most states follow the federal law, there are some states have different rules.
- CA: it charges 2.5% state penalty tax on earnings used for K-12 tuition.
- OR: residents may have to repay any tax deduction they received for 529 plan contributions.
Check your state and plan before making the withdrawal, you can go to Collegesavings.org to get links to your state plans.