Final IRS Opportunity Zone Regs Eagerly Awaited

Final IRS Opportunity Zone Regs Eagerly Awaited

Since the government has been reopened temporarily, developers and property owners have been anticipating IRS guidance on the new Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The QOZ incentive provision allows taxpayers who recognize a gain from the sale of an asset (including non-real estate assets such as stocks or securities) to defer the tax on the gain by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale within 180 days into a QOF formed and operated for the purpose of investing in QOZs, which have been designated in all 50 states.

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