Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) Connecticut State Treasurer

Don’t Miss the Tax Deadline—Make Your Contribution Online

You may be eligible to deduct up to $5,000 ($10,000 for married couples filing jointly) from your 2017 Connecticut State taxable income by contributing to the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), Connecticut’s 529 college savings program, before December 31st.* Contribution checks must be received by December 29th to meet the tax deadline. Online Contributions made prior to 4:00 p.m. (ET) on December 29th will also count towards the 2017 tax year.

*Please read the Disclosure Booklet for full details on the state tax deduction guidelines.

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Find out about the plan benefits, how it works, the tax advantages for Connecticut residents, and how the funds can be used.


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Review CHET’s flexible investment options and select what is best for you. We can help if you have questions.


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Open your CHET account today and start on the path to saving for college.

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Grandparents, Family & Friends

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Employers & Financial Professionals

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