Greatest Tax Advantages Of Opportunity Zones

BLAKE CHRISTIAN - Opportunity Zones

An Opportunity Zone is a designation and investment program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 allowing for certain investments in lower income areas to have tax advantages. The purpose of this program is to put capital to work that would otherwise be locked up due to the asset holder’s unwillingness to trigger a capital gains tax. MIT Modular is one of the leading authorities on Opportunity Zones.

The long-term benefits of the OZ program have not changed for investors, municipalities, and disadvantaged communities alike. We encourage you to recommend OZ investing for clients who have substantial gains from the sale of appreciated tech stocks, family businesses, real estate, stock portfolios, and even cryptocurrency and collectibles.

Learn how you can improve your clients tax planning strategies by utilizing Opportunity Zones. The final OZ regulations provided extremely liberal rules regarding when the 180-day reinvestment for funding a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) period starts. In the fairly common situation in which a gain is flowing through to a taxpayer on a schedule K-1 from a partnership, S Corp or a trust.

Furthermore, look at the opportunity to build a home that is affordable.

Have a question? Contact Blake Christian.

Blake is a nationally recognized expert and frequent author and speaker on State and Federal Location-based Incentive Credits (LBIC’s), including State Enterprise Zone Credits, Federal Empowerment, Renewal Community, Indian Tribal Lands and Gulf Opportunity Zone Credits. He has also assisted in the development of specialized software, which is used by over 200 tax departments throughout the U.S. to identify LBIC’s. Blake’s clients include multi-national, publicly traded corporations, as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. His industry concentration includes manufacturing and distribution, service companies, restaurant, shipping and transportation, energy and healthcare. In addition to corporate, partnership and individual tax compliance and planning, Blake is experienced in the design and implementation of executive compensation plans.

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