Sax White Paper: Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments – A Summary of the Updated Regulations

It’s been very well publicized that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted a new opportunity to incentivize real estate investment and development in low-income communities across the country.  In October of 2018, the IRS published proposed regulations on this program that provided direction to taxpayers, although many questions were left unanswered.

In April of 2019, the IRS sought to address many of those questions by publishing a second set of proposed regulations which provided needed clarity on conducting an operating business within a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QO Zone) and structuring a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QO Fund).

Within this white paper, we will summarize the recently-issued proposed regulations, structuring a QO Fund and other important items to consider.

For any questions with regards to the QOZ updated regulations, reach out to our in-house experts, George Livanos, CPA, MST at [email protected] or Michael Benguigui, CPA at [email protected].