What are the requirements of a catastrophe savings account?
The account must be labeled as “catastrophe savings account.” A taxpayer can establish only one catastrophe savings account and must specify that the purpose of the account is to cover insurance deductibles and other uninsured risks caused by hurricanes, rising floodwater, or other catastrophic windstorm events.

Catastrophe Savings Accounts

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1. Why open a catastrophe savings account?
2. What are qualified catastrophe expenses?
3. What are the requirements of a catastrophe savings account?
4. Who can contribute to a catastrophe savings account?
5. Where can I establish a catastrophe savings account?
6. Can I invest my catastrophe savings account in stocks and bonds?
7. How much can be deposited in a catastrophe savings account?
8. How do I report contributions to a catastrophe savings account on my South Carolina income tax return?
9. How much will I save on state income taxes?
10. Can I transfer money from my regular savings account into a catastrophe savings account?
11. How are interest earnings from my catastrophe savings account reported on my tax returns?
12. What records do I need to keep regarding withdrawals from my catastrophe savings account to pay for qualified catastrophe expenses?
13. What if I withdraw the money in my account for purposes other than qualified catastrophe expenses?