Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Introduction to New Opportunities under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Overview

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created new incentives for investment into certain communities throughout the United States that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) by the U.S. Treasury Department. Investors can take advantage of the statute’s unique opportunity for deferral and exclusion of capital gains taxes by investing in designated distressed communities or QOZs. In doing so, it is important to know the mechanics of investing in QOZs via Qualified Opportunity Funds, along with the risks that come with the opportunity.

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