Opportunity Zone Regulations Bring Real Estate Industry Clarity

Overview

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017 overhauled several cornerstones of the Internal Revenue Code and introduced new tax law, including section 1400Z-1 and section 1400Z-2 which address the qualified opportunity zones (QOZs). The business community, specifically real estate investors, has viewed the QOZ as a possible turbocharged vehicle to stimulate economic development in low-income communities throughout the United States. However, the impact of the new code sections has been hampered by key questions on how to apply the provisions.

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