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The “Opportunity Zone” Program – Moving Forward

The 2017 tax reform legislation created a new federal subsidy for investment in low-income communities, known as the “Opportunity Zone” program. (We previously covered it on the blog here.) The program allows taxpayers to defer gain from the sale of assets by investing the proceeds into an “Opportunity Fund,” which is a fund that invests … Continue Reading

Tax Reform Creates “Opportunity Zones” – A New Tool for Economic Development, but States must Act Quickly 

Notwithstanding all the doom and gloom around these parts about “the bill formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (final name pending conclusion of sponsorship negotiations),[1] the final legislation created a new tool for economic development in low-income communities, called the “Opportunity Zone” program. The program provides incentives for taxpayers to invest in … Continue Reading
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