Opportunity Zones News

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IRS submits OZ guidance to OIRA for review

Following last month’s hearing on Qualified Opportunity Funds, the IRS has completed its second tranche of regulatory guidance. Yesterday, the proposed rules were submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for review. OIRA is a branch of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. OIRA will now review the proposed guidance for

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Erin Gillespie

Erin Gillespie: A Community-Driven Approach to Opportunity Zone Investing (Podcast Episode #14)

What types of opportunity zone investments are community leaders looking for? And what can local communities do to incentivize investment in their opportunity zones? Joining me on the podcast to discuss these topics and more is Erin Gillespie, principal at economic development consulting firm Madison Street Strategies and former deputy chief of staff for Florida’s

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Recap of Feb 14 IRS public hearing on Opportunity Zones

This past Thursday, February 14, the IRS Auditorium in Washington DC was packed to capacity with over 200 attendees as stakeholders spoke during the public hearing on proposed regulations: “Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds” [REG-115420-18]. Hearing participants requested additional guidance on a wide variety of proposed regulations, with many suggesting improvements to the regulations that

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IRS hearing on opportunity zones scheduled for tomorrow

The IRS will hold a public hearing tomorrow, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. EST, to focus on proposed regulations regarding qualified opportunity zone funds. The hearing will take place in the auditorium of the IRS Building located at 1111 Constitution Ave NW in Washington DC. There are 177 comments from the last round of proposed

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