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What is Form 5498-ESA?

File Form 5498-ESA, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESA) Contribution Information, with the IRS for each person that maintained any Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) during the year.

A Coverdell ESA is a trust or custodial account created or organized exclusively to pay the qualified education expenses of an individual who is the designated beneficiary of the trust or custodial account. The individual referred to as the “designated beneficiary” is the person on whose behalf the ESA is set.

Generally, if a total distribution was made from an account with no contributions (including rollovers) for that year, then you do not need to file Form 5498-ESA. To learn more about Form 5498-ESA, visit

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Deadline to File Form 5498-ESA for 2019

2018 Form 5498 participant (Only for FMV & RMD) deadline

Due to the designated beneficiary by:

April 30, 2020

2018 Form 5498 e-filing deadline

E-File Form 5498 with the IRS by:

June 01, 2020

Due to COVID-19 Form 5498 filing and furnishing the forms Deadline postponed to August 31, 2020

Information Required to E-File Form 5498-ESA Online

  • Trustees or Issuers’ Details: Name, TIN, Address, and Contact Information
  • Beneficiary’s Details: Name, TIN, Address, and Contact Information
    • Coverdell ESA Contribution Information
    • Rollover Contribution Information

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How To Electronically File Form 5498-ESA Online?

  • Create a FREE account with TaxBandits
  • Select “Form 5498-ESA”
  • Enter Trustee’s or Issuer’s Details (Name, TIN, Address)
  • Enter Beneficiary Details (Name, TIN, Address)
  • Enter Coverdell ESA contributions Information
  • Enter Rollover contributions Information
  • Review, Pay & Transmit Form 5498-ESA directly to the IRS.

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