Treasury Gives Advance Look at Proposed Opportunity Zone Regulations
The Treasury Department and the IRS recently issued Newswire IR-2018-206 announcing an advance version of proposed Opportunity Zone tax incentive regulations. Opportunity Zones, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, were designed to spur investment in distressed communities through tax benefits to investors. State governors, the mayor of the District of Columbia, and chief executives of five U.S. territories nominated Opportunity Zones, and the Department of Treasury designated 8,761 zones. Opportunity Zones retain their designation for 10 years.