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“Opportunity Zones” May Offer Great Returns

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Advisors have probably started to see some discussion of so-called "opportunity zone" investing. The idea of the concept is to invest in designated "opportunity zones", which are economically depressed areas, and reap benefits. But the real opportunity is in the tax treatment of such investments. Barron' sums it up this way, saying "How significant? If you roll the capital gains from the sale of anything-your home, shares of Amazon.com , a Modigliani-into a "qualified opportunity fund," and hold for 10 years, you get to defer paying capital-gains tax until the end. Then you're taxed on just 85% of the original investment, and 0% on any money generated by that initial money".

FINSUM : This is a very good plan for people who don't need the immediate liquidity associated with some asset sale and want to defer a lot of capital gains. There are several firms that are setting up special funds just for this new purpose.

  • capital gains
  • opportunity zones
  • real estate

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