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  209.625.  Assets exempt from taxation. — 1.  Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the assets of the ABLE program held by the board and the assets of any ABLE account and any income therefrom shall be exempt from all taxation by the state or any of its political subdivisions.  Income earned or received from an ABLE account or deposit shall not be subject to state income tax imposed pursuant to chapter 143.  The exemption from taxation pursuant to this section shall apply only to assets and income maintained, accrued, or expended pursuant to the requirements of the ABLE program established pursuant to sections 209.600 to 209.645, and no exemption shall apply to assets and income expended for any other purposes.  Annual contributions made to the ABLE program held by the board up to and including eight thousand dollars per participating taxpayer, and up to sixteen thousand dollars for married individuals filing a joint tax return, shall be subtracted in determining Missouri adjusted gross income pursuant to section 143.121.

  2.  If any deductible contributions to or earnings from any such program referred to in this section are distributed and not used to pay qualified disability expenses or are not held for the minimum length of time established by the appropriate Missouri board, the amount so distributed shall be added to the Missouri adjusted gross income of the participant, or, if the participant is not living, the designated beneficiary.

  3.  The provisions of this section shall apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015.

  4.  The assets held in an ABLE account under sections 209.600 to 209.645 shall not be considered the property of a conservatorship estate established under chapter 475.

  5.  The provisions of subsection 4 of this section shall not apply to ABLE accounts in the charge and custody of a public administrator.


(L. 2015 S.B. 174 § 166.625, A.L. 2019 S.B. 230)

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