Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) are designated low-income communities in the United States that have been identified for economic development and revitalization. The QOZ program was created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investment in these areas.
Investors who put their capital gains into Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) can receive certain tax benefits. A QOF is an investment vehicle specifically designed to invest in businesses or properties located within QOZs. By investing in a QOF, individuals and businesses can defer and potentially reduce their capital gains taxes.
The tax benefits associated with QOZ investments include three main incentives:
Overall, the QOZ program aims to stimulate economic growth in distressed communities by incentivizing investment in real estate projects, infrastructure development, and businesses operating within these zones.
Please note that specific details and requirements regarding QOZ investments can be complex, so it’s essential to consult with a tax professional or financial advisor for personalized advice based on your circumstances. Contact us to see if you’re eligible to invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones.