Every golfer knows there is a penalty attendant to hitting the ball out-of-bounds. In business, as with golf, being "out-of-bounds" when dealing with the Internal Revenue Code has penal consequences too. But there the analogy falters when applied to opportunity zones, because while golfers can see the out-of-bounds markers and the other staked penalty areas, for opportunity zones those stakes are not yet visible.
Topics: Opportunity Zones
Once again our Ozone Working Group knocked it out of the park with close to 100 eager participants at our panel explaining the Treasury’s proposed regulations on Opportunity Zones.
Our guest panelist, Ryan McCormick from the Real Estate Roundtable, a national thought leader and closely connected to those who are responding to the industry, provided valuable insight in what may come next. Ryan will be joining our New York panel next week on November 8.
2017's federal tax legislation introduced "Opportunity Zones," a new community reinvestment tool designed to use tax incentives to drive long-term investment to rural and low-income urban communities throughout the nation. The Opportunity Zone program is the first new national community investment program in over 15 years and has the potential to be the largest economic development program in the U.S. This broad legislation will benefit many stakeholders from individual taxpayers to developers and fund sponsors.