Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones Designed to Incentivize Investment in American Communities

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Washington – The Treasury Department today issued proposed guidance related to the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive.  The tax benefit, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to spur economic development and job creation by encouraging long-term investments in economically distressed communities nationwide.

“We want all Americans to experience the dynamic opportunities being generated by President Trump’s economic policies.  We anticipate that $100 billion in private capital will be dedicated towards creating jobs and economic development in Opportunity Zones,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.  “This incentive will foster economic revitalization and promote sustainable economic growth, which was a major goal of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

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