In an effort to reduce taxes, stimulate the economy, and spur job growth, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Through this Act, Opportunity Zones, in low-income urban and rural areas, have been designated in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. If investors deploy capital gains in an Opportunity Zone through a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF), they may reap tax benefits, including deferring and reducing their tax liabilities on the capital gains invested in the QOF, and gains generated from the QOF investment being tax-free. With Treasury still finalizing the Opportunity Zone program’s rules and regulations, many real estate investors have questions about how they can take advantage of this unique investment opportunity.
This presentation, created by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF), does an excellent job of introducing the various rules and regulations surrounding the Opportunity Zone program, including the development of, and investment in, real estate, and highlighting the potential tax benefits to investors. Click here to download HFF’s Insights into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) Report
Xebec currently owns several properties in designated Opportunity Zones that it plans to develop and make available as a QOF investment opportunity to qualifying investors. If you would like to learn more about the Opportunity Zone program or would like more information about Xebec owned Opportunity Zone properties, send us a message on our Contact page.