OIRA Concludes Review of IRS Opportunity Zone Regulations

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is reporting that its review of the final IRS regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds has concluded. According to OIRA’s website, the review concluded on December 17 (RIN #1545-BP04). A draft of the final regulations should be posted to IRS.gov very soon, possibly later today or tomorrow. The … Read more

SEC, NASAA issue staff guidance on Opportunity Zone investing

The staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have issued preliminary guidance on how Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) investing may be subject to securities law. The joint statement issued last week is not official rules or regulations, and therefore has no legal force. It is merely a … Read more

Complete recap of the July 9 IRS public hearing on Opportunity Zones

On Tuesday, July 9, approximately 100 people attended the auditorium at the IRS New Carrollton Federal Building just outside of Washington DC as 19 groups of Opportunity Zone stakeholders testified during the public hearing on proposed regulations: “Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds” [REG-120186-18]. This was the second hearing on proposed IRS regulations, following the second … Read more

Full audio recording of the July 9 IRS hearing on Qualified Opportunity Funds

On Tuesday, July 9, the IRS hosted a public hearing on the second tranche of proposed regulations on Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds [REG-120186-18]. The hearing took place at the IRS New Carrollton Federal Building just outside of Washington DC. Recap of the hearing Below is the full audio recording of the hearing. If you … Read more

Puerto Rico passes Opportunity Zones regulatory bill

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossell√≥ signed the Puerto Rico Opportunity Zones Development Act last week. The bill creates the regulatory framework for investing in Opportunity Zones on the island and establishes conformity with the federal tax incentive. Several additional incentives are also created by the new law, including: 18.5 percent tax on the net income … Read more