The Most Popular OZ Podcast Episodes of 2020

The Opportunity Zones Podcast will return next week with new episodes for 2021. But in the meantime, here are the most popular episodes of the show in 2020 (presented in reverse chronological order). Highlights include interviews with Opportunity Zone experts across several industries, including Ashley Tison, Tony Nitti, Dan Kowalski, Jim Sorenson, Erik Hayden, Travis … Read more

White House OZ Council Issues Opportunity Zones Best Practices Report

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council (WHORC) has delivered their Opportunity Zones Best Practices Report to the President. Listen to WHORC executive director Scott Turner on the Opportunity Zones Podcast. The Council’s report includes Opportunity Zones case studies and best practices observed around the country. The report highlights several inspiring stories that involve public-private … Read more

New IRS Notice: Opportunity Zone Investors’ 180-Day Deadline Extended to December 31, 2020

Taxpayers who recognized a gain in 2019 may have until December 31, 2020 to invest in an Opportunity Zone fund, according to a new notice issued by the IRS yesterday. Update 6/8/20: I made a podcast episode about this topic. Click here to listen. Update 1/19/21: The IRS has issued Notice 2021-10, which further extends … Read more

Opportunity Zone stakeholders are invited to respond to this EIG survey

Your response is requested for a national survey of Opportunity Zones stakeholders. The Economic Innovation Group is conducting the survey to gain insights on current market activity, investor behavior, and factors that may shape the OZ ecosystem in 2020 and beyond. The survey targets individuals and organizations engaged in the following activities: Opportunity Zone Investors … Read more

Opportunity Zone funds have raised more than $10 billion, exceeding expectations

Opportunity Zone funds have raised $10.09 billion as of the end of April, according to a survey conducted by accounting firm Novogradac. This total represents a 50 percent increase over the $6.72 billion that the firm reported near the beginning of the year. The total invested in Opportunity Zones is likely significantly more than that … Read more

IRS deadline extended for some Opportunity Zone investors

The IRS has extended the investment deadline for Qualified Opportunity Fund investors whose 180-day deadline falls between April 1 and July 15. The investment deadline for these individuals has been automatically extended to July 15, 2020. In general, this relief may apply to investors who recognized capital gains between October 4, 2019 and January 17, … Read more

Democratic Presidential Candidates Positions on Opportunity Zones

On the eve of Super Tuesday, where does each Democratic Presidential candidate stand on Opportunity Zones? Federal Opportunity Zones legislation initially had broad bipartisan, bicameral support. Eventually, it was packaged as part of President Trump’s landmark tax legislation. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed along partisan lines in December 2017. And in the … Read more

OZ Pitch Day 2021

March 9th, 2021 – Find Your Opportunity Zone Investment