Joint Economic Committee Holds Opportunity Zones Hearing

Joint Economic Committee Holds Opportunity Zones Hearing



The congressional Joint Economic Committee (JEC) recently held a hearing to consider the potential positive impacts that Opportunity Zones tax incentives, enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, could have for low-income communities. The Opportunity Zone program is intended to spur investment in distressed communities by allowing taxpayers specialized tax treatment, including deferred capital gains, for investments in Opportunity Funds, which must in turn invest at least 90 percent of their assets in businesses located in qualified Opportunity Zones.

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