UGMA or UTMA Account

A Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) or Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) account is an account into which property is set aside for a minor’s benefit. Whether a UGMA or UTMA account is used depends on the state in which the account is established.

Transfers made to a UGMA or UTMA account are irrevocable and belong to the child in whose name the account is registered; however, the account is controlled by the custodian until the child reaches a certain age, which varies by state (usually 18 or 21). 


This guide is not intended to provide investment advice, and you should not rely on statements in this guide when making investment decisions.

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