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Friday, May 25, 2018

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today announced that the electronic application for the calendar year 2018 round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program is available in the CDFI Fund’s Awards Management Information System (AMIS). Community development entities interested in applying for NMTC allocation authority in the 2018 round have until 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today opened the calendar year 2018 new markets tax credit (NMTC) allocation round. A notice of allocation availability will be published Friday, making $3.5 billion available for the current round.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department today published Notice 2018-43 to invite public recommendations on what should be included in the 2018-2019 priority guidance plan. The 2018-2019 priority guidance plan will identify which guidance projects that Treasury and the IRS will prioritize from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The deadline to submit recommendations for possible inclusion in the original 2018-2019 priority guidance plan is June 15.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the opportunity zone incentive the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today clarified that a taxpayer self-certifies to become a certified qualified opportunity fund for purposes of qualifying for the opportunity zone incentive. In the FAQs, the IRS says it will release a self-certification form in summer 2018 that taxpayers can attach to their federal income tax returns.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Treasury Department yesterday designated qualified opportunity zones (OZs) in Alabama, Delaware, Missouri, Ohio, Texas and the Northern Marianas Islands. Investors in qualified opportunity funds that make investments in qualified OZs can defer tax on prior gains until no later than Dec. 31, 2026.

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