Opportunity Zones News

Ruben Alonso & Emily Lecuyer

How CDFIs Can Help Raise Opportunity Zone Capital

What is a Community Development Financial Institution, or CDFI? And how can Opportunity Zone fund sponsors, real estate developers, and QOZB business owners leverage their local CDFIs as a capital raising resource? Ruben Alonso is president of AltCap, a CDFI headquartered in Kansas City. Emily Lecuyer is managing director of Equity², an affiliate of AltCap.

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Tony Nitti

IRS Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones, with Tony Nitti

Final regulations on Opportunity Zones have been issued by the IRS. What are the most meaningful changes and additions to be aware of? Tony Nitti is an Aspen-based real estate tax law expert, CPA, and tax services partner at RubinBrown. He serves on the editorial advisory board for The Tax Adviser. He’s also a regular

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IRS Issues Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones

The long wait is over. IRS has issued final regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds, nearly two years after the Opportunity Zone initiative was enacted into law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Click here to read the complete draft of the final regulations. The final regulations are a modification and merger

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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

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