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Opportunity zones legislation Q&A

Professional tax advisor Tony Nitti of WithumSmith+Brown’s National Tax Service Group has an excellent and thorough (and at times humorous!) Q&A-format article on Forbes this week. The article dives headfirst into many of the subtle nuances of the legislation, dealing with original gain deferral, the 180-day window, qualified opportunity funds, OZ property, and tax savings.

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Treasury Department releases proposed opportunity zones regulations

Earlier today, the U.S. Treasury Department released REG-115420-18, Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds — a 74-page regulatory document that clarifies many ambiguities surrounding the new opportunity zones program created by Trump’s Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, but also raises additional questions. The regulations are still not finalized. There are a few more steps to go through

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The 8 biggest unanswered questions about opportunity zone funds

East Coast law firm Day Pitney recently wrote an article highlighting many of the biggest unanswered questions about Section 1400Z on qualified opportunity zone funds ahead of the release of official regulations from the IRS. For commentary on each of these questions, check out the original article at DayPitney.com. How does a business’s need for

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Opportunity zones a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for UHNW families

John Pantekidis, CIO and general counsel for multi-family office TwinFocus, recently contributed an article to Forbes explaining why Qualified Opportunity Zone investments could be considered a “once-in-a-lifetime” program for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and ultra high net worth (UHNW) families. Pantekidis makes several interesting points in his article about unknowns, including: In some cases,

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Mnuchin expects over $100 billion in opportunity zone investments

Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin was interviewed by The Hill’s editor-in-chief Bob Cusack during a live event last week. The interview was wide-ranging, but briefly covered the new opportunity zones tax incentive, where Mnuchin expressed his optimism in the program. Mnuchin said: I think there’s going to be over $100 billion of private capital that

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How Treasury can learn from the NMTC program

While the IRS works on opportunity zone guidance, Bob Ibanez, senior public policy manager at Novogradac & Company, has suggested in a recent article that the Treasury department use the lessons they have learned from the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. There are several similarities between the opportunity zone benefit and the NMTC, including

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EIG co-founder Steve Glickman starts opportunity zones investment consulting firm

Steve Glickman, one of the lead architects of the opportunity zones legislation, has left EIG to start an opportunity zones investment consulting firm. According to their press release, Washington DC-based Develop Advisors “will advise fund managers, investors, project developers, and communities on fund strategy, structure and compliance, investor relations and outreach, pipeline development, and guidance

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