John Sciarretti, CPA
John Sciarretti is a partner in the Dover, Ohio, office of Novogradac, where he specializes in the real estate finance, community development and renewable energy industries. Mr. Sciarretti has extensive financial experience working with businesses, including more than 25 years in public accounting and four years as an executive financial manager. Mr. Sciarretti specializes in the opportunity zones (OZ) incentive, the historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC), new markets tax credit (NMTC) and renewable energy tax credits (RETCs). He consults with tax credit investors, syndicators, community development entities (CDEs), qualified opportunity funds and developers on structuring and syndicating tax credits and other incentives. His experience includes structuring complex financing for real estate developments and renewable energy transactions, including using NMTCs, HTCs, RETCs and other federal, state and local tax credits and incentives. Mr. Sciarretti has extensive experience in preparing financial forecasts for HTC, NMTC, OZ and RETC projects, as well as syndicated real estate investments. Mr. Sciarretti provides a broad range of advisory services to CDEs and qualified opportunity funds, including transaction structuring, development and implementation of internal compliance policies and procedures, compliance review and reporting. He also advises clients on accounting, tax and regulatory matters. Mr. Sciarretti leads and coordinates the Novogradac Opportunity Zones Working Group, a membership organization that is highly regarded for the work it does addressing technical issues surrounding the OZ incentive. He has published many articles, contributes content to the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Mr. Sciarretti earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Akron. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in Ohio.