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Opportunity Zone Program Deadlines And Guidance

Opportunity Zone Deadlines - Blake Christian

The IRS issued Notices 2020-18, 2020-20, and 2020-23 (“Notices” or “Notice”) in response to the COVID-19 crisis and CARES Act. These Notices are intended to provide some needed guidance, extended filing and compliance deadlines, and cash-flow relief to taxpayers struggling with this current economic environment. The following is a quick summary of these Notices and how Opportunity Zone investors may be able to benefit from:

-an extended window for investing their capital gains into a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF),
-an additional 24-month Federal Disaster extension of the standard 31-month working capital safe harbor and the “substantial improvement” period for a tangible property (if included in the written business plan), and
-an extension of time to deploy Qualified Opportunity Zone Business (QOZB) funds into QOZB Property (QOZBP).

Notice 2020-18

Postpones the due date from April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, for filing the vast majority of federal income tax returns and making Federal income tax payments otherwise due April 15, 2020
Notice 2020-20

Provides additional relief by postponing specific Federal gift (and generation-skipping transfer) tax return filings and payments
Notice 2020-23

-Provides additional relief to affected taxpayers, as well as relief for specific time-sensitive actions and postponement of due dates in respect to specific government acts
-Affected taxpayers are any persons (as defined in section 7701(a)(1) of the Code) with a Federal tax payment obligation, or a Federal tax return or other form filing obligation, which is due to be performed (initially or pursuant to a valid extension) on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, who are affected by the COVID-19 emergency
-For a detailed list of specific filing and payment obligations that have been extended by this Notice, see Section III, A. linked in the header
-Affected taxpayers with respect to Specified Filing and Payment Obligations, the due date for filing Specified Forms and making Specified Payments are automatically postponed until July 15, 2020
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