Posts Tagged ‘Opportunity Zones’

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New tax shelter expected to set off a wave of investment in Colorado

/   Aldo Svaldi, Denver Post

A new federal tax shelter seeks to unlock some of the $6.1 trillion in unrealized capital gains and create a downpour of investments in economically parched areas.

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Must-Knows About Qualified Opportunity Funds

/   Helen Modly, Morning Star

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted on Dec. 22, 2017, established new tax codes that provide significant tax deferral opportunities for recently realized capital gains when they are invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF or O Fund) for at least five years.

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Now Is The Time To Invest In Distressed Communities Across America.

/   Eddie Lorin, Forbes

Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the U.S. government will be offering taxpayers certain incentives designed to encourage long-term investments in distressed communities and government partitioned low-income areas across the country. These areas, called Opportunity Zones, are designated by the governor of each state and could literally be right in your surrounding…

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The American Dream Deferred

/   Sen. Cory Booker, Brookings Institution

My father was born in the small, segregated mountain town of Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 1936. Less than 100 years before his birth, enslaved black Americans were building Hendersonville’s Main Street.

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New Economic Development Tool for Alexandria?

/   Dan Brendel, Alexandria Gazette Packet

Out of 12 that were eligible, four of Alexandria’s 38 census tracts have been identified as “opportunity zones” under the new federal tax law. As a nationwide incentive to increase private investment in economically distressed communities, capital gains reinvested in real estate and businesses in these zones will receive tax benefits.

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