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IRS Issues Additional Relief for Opportunity Zone Investors

Posted 5:45 PM by
The fallout of COVID-19 continues to strain the investment community, and Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) are no exception. The IRS provided initial relief for the QOZ community in April, extending (for many investors) the 180-day period to invest capital gains until July 15, 2020. This week, the IRS provided additional relief for QOZ investors, Qualified Opportunity Funds, and Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses by issuing Notice 2020-39, which further relaxes some of the timeline constraints within the QOZ program.
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IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines Due to COVID-19

Posted 8:56 PM by
On April 9, the IRS announced via Notice 2020-23 that it is expanding tax relief to include additional types of returns, tax payments, and other actions. All taxpayers who are covered by this notice and have a filing or payment due on or after April 1 and before July 15 will automatically receive an extension to July 15. This broadened COVID-19 tax relief applies to individuals, most trusts, estates, corporations, and certain noncorporate tax filers, allowing an expanded group of taxpayers to wait until July 15 to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due, without penalty. Notice 2020-23 builds upon the IRS’s previous COVID-19 relief, which extended only the filings and payments due on the April 15 date.
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IRS Delivers Final Opportunity Zone Regulations

Posted 6:00 PM by
On Dec. 19, 2019, the IRS released a long-awaited gift to the tax and investment communities. A robust 544-page dissertation in the form of final Qualified Opportunity Zone regulations. The proposed guidance issued prior to the release of these final regulations left many unanswered questions and produced more than a few perplexing outcomes.
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QOZs and Multi-Asset Funds: Tread Carefully

Posted 6:15 PM by
The many investors already leveraging the recently created Qualified Opportunity Zone program are continually asking whether a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) should hold a single asset or, in the interest of diversification and economies, multiple assets. With the benefits of a single capital raise, a single fund is enticing – and it may bring less uncertainty to the table.
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Q&A with Chad Halstead, an Opportunity Zone Adviser

Posted 5:15 PM by
For the past 12 years, Chad Halstead, 39, has helped land government incentives for some of the area’s biggest real estate developments. As part of his work, he’s also brushed up on the updated tax code and taken the lead on local projects using Opportunity Zones.
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Opportunity Zones: Changing the Course of Real Estate Investment

Posted 3:02 PM by
The economic divide in large cities continues to expand. Despite a financial resurgence following the 2007-2009 recession, the system wasn’t fixing itself. Enter Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), a program included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 designed to boost development in economically distressed communities. In exchange for new investments in these communities, investors receive preferential tax treatment.
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KSM to Help Lead Discussion on Fort Wayne Opportunity Zones

Posted 6:00 PM by
KSM’s Chad Halstead will present at “Leveraging Opportunity Zones,” an informational event presented by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership on the newly created Qualified Opportunity Zone program.
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A Qualified Opportunity Zone Trap for the Unwary

Posted 6:00 PM by
When depreciable and real property (usually buildings and equipment) used in a trade or business and held for more than one year is sold, the result is typically something called “Section 1231 gain.” Absent recapture rules, this gain is treated as capital gain, but it must first be netted against any losses from other sales of 1231 property during the tax year.
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IRS Sheds Brighter Light on Opportunity Zones

Posted 2:45 PM by
The IRS has issued a much-anticipated second round of proposed regulations better outlining the framework of the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program. Operating businesses that have been waiting on the QOZ sidelines should now have enough clarity to begin to tap into the program’s benefits.
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Replicating Success: How Opportunity Zones Are Reshaping the Investment Landscape

Posted 1:09 PM by
The economic divide in large cities continues to expand. Despite a financial resurgence following the recession that occurred between 2007 and 2009, the system wasn’t fixing itself. Enter the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program, a creation of policy think tank Economic Innovation Group (EIG) designed to boost development in economically distressed communities. On March 13 at the Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis, Katz, Sapper & Miller and Ice Miller LLP hosted a seminar that took a closer look at the program, “Seizing the Opportunity: The Vision and Forecast for Opportunity Zones.”
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