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Friday, October 19, 2018

In a Notes from Novogradac blog post, Michael J. Novogradac, discusses how the opportunity zones guidance issued today by Treasury provides answers to many questions and includes information that will help guide investors, fund managers and others.

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Treasury Department today released the first tranche of proposed guidance for the opportunity zones (OZ) incentive, addressing gains invested in qualified opportunity funds. Treasury also released a related revenue ruling. Treasury will accept comments for 60 days.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Two organizations submitted letters concerning the Treasury Department’s ongoing review of proposed guidance for opportunity zones (OZs). Commerce officials from 12 states made a series of recommendations for OZ guidance, including a grace period for opportunity funds before being subjected to the 90 percent qualified property allocation test and the definition of “substantial improvement” of qualified OZ business property.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., introduced legislation today to allow for the designation of opportunity zones (OZs) every 10 years, effectively perpetually renewing the OZ incentive that was part of tax reform legislation. H.R. 6890, the Creating Advancement and Personal Improvement in Targeted American Localities (CAPITAL) Act of 2018 was assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R, Puerto Rico, introduced legislation to provide a federal tax credit for certain business expenses in census tracts that meet one of three definitions for an economically distressed zone and are designated as such by local or state government. H.R.

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