Tax Resolution Attorney John P. Willis Helps Parents Avoid 529 Savings Mistakes

Tax resolution attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR, provides helpful tips for first time freshman parents making use of their 529 College Savings Plan fund.

Fairhope, AL, September 19, 2016: Tax Attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of, recently posted a new article on his website entitled “First Time Freshman Parents and 529 Savings Tax Benefits Tips”, in which he offers tips that will help parents stay out of IRS trouble.

John P. Willis IVOn a congratulatory note Willis writes, “You did the smart thing and started a 529 College Savings Plan for your child and now your kid is finally off to college.” He continues adding, “It’s time to start using that money and there’s a slight learning curve toward using it compliantly. The IRS will be watching you closely when you file your taxes in April.”

According to Willis, “Many parents make mistakes that end up costing them more money or putting them in jeopardy with the IRS. I’d like to help you avoid making some rookie mistakes and keep Uncle Sam off your back.”

“For starters,” says Willis, “it’s important to withdraw money from your 529 Saving only for “qualified or eligible education expenses.” He elaborates, “Eligible expenses include tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and special equipment required by the school or class. Computers, tablets and peripherals such as printers and education software are also covered.”

On a cautionary note, Willis states, “Be careful claiming expenses that aren’t covered which include travel expenses to and from campus, campus logo items such as hats, mugs, sweatshirts, and computer games.” He adds, “Do yourself a favor – review and stick to the expenses outlined by the IRS. The IRS allows for educational expenses not expenses that display your kid’s school spirit.”

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Mr. Willis believes strongly in supporting and representing the “underdog” and has devoted his entire professional life to protecting and defending those who need it most. As an attorney, Mr. Willis takes his role as “counselor” seriously. His knowledge, creativity and persistence are valuable assets that provide substantial benefits to his clients. He has represented individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast for over 15 years and he brings together an abundance of skills and experience that can be of assistance to almost anyone.


The IRSALLSTAR team has developed a winning formula to ensure that each client’s individual needs are specifically met. Upon becoming a client of Mr. Willis’ law firm, that client’s immediate needs are assessed and long-term goals are defined. Experienced professionals on the IRSALLSTAR team then assist each client in developing and implementing a custom-tailored game plan to provide both short-term and long-term relief from his or her serious tax problems. All firm clients are continually coached toward successful tax resolution and final victory over their challenges with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

To learn more about Mr. Willis and his law firm please visit or call toll-free 877-254-4254.

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