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

HUD announces new FHA incentives for multifamily OZ properties

Last Thursday, May 9 at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced two new Federal Housing Administration incentives for multifamily properties located in Opportunity Zones. Firstly, FHA has designated a team of senior underwriters who will ensure expedited review of applications for properties located in opportunity … Read more

New Senate bill would require Treasury to publish OZ data annually

Senate Bill 1344 would require the Treasury Department to collect data and issue a report on the effectiveness of the Opportunity Zones tax policy. The bill is sponsored by Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), Todd Young (R-IN), and Margaret Hassan (D-NH). The original Opportunity Zones legislation that was first introduced to Congress in February … Read more