Meet representatives of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office at the Lancaster County Super Fair, beginning Thursday, August 4, at the Lancaster Event Center.
“We are happy to be a part of the Lancaster County Super Fair. This is a great opportunity for us to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners and to provide information about the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan,” said State Treasurer Don Stenberg.
“The Treasurer’s booth at the Lancaster County Super Fair is part of a concerted effort to better serve the public by making our programs and services easily accessible to Nebraskans. For those who can’t attend the fair, you can find information about these programs on our website at www.treasurer.org,” Stenberg said.
Fair visitors are invited to stop by the State Treasurer’s booth in the Multipurpose Arena between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, August 4, through Saturday, August 13. Among the attractions at the State Treasurer’s exhibit will be the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust (NEST) photo booth where visitors can have their pictures taken. Stop by the Treasurer’s exhibit to check out times the NEST photo booth will be in operation.
The State Treasurer is program trustee of the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust. The four plans in the trust are the NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager.
Visitors to the Treasurer’s booth also will be able to check for any money or other valuables being held in their names by the Unclaimed Property Division of the Treasurer’s Office. While there, visitors should also check for property being held in the names of their friends or family members, or their businesses. Unclaimed property could be in the form of matured CDs, lost IRAs, deposits, dormant accounts, rebates, refunds, stock and mutual funds, utility deposits, and abandoned safe deposit boxes.
Representatives at the Treasurer’s booth also will be distributing information about the Long-Term Care Savings Plan administered by the Treasurer’s Office. The savings plan allows Nebraskans to save up to $185,500 without having to pay Nebraska income tax on the interest. The plan also allows Nebraskans to deduct contributions from their Nebraska income taxes up to $1,000 per person or $2,000 per couple filing jointly. More information about the Treasurer’s Office is available at the Treasurer’s website, www.treasurer.org, and on Facebook