Marks Paneth Qualified Opportunity Zones


Qualified Opportunity Zones have received a lot of attention since the program was introduced in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, but many questions still remain. Look to our real estate tax professionals for up-to-the-minute updates and advice on how to approach this potentially groundbreaking tax-savings opportunity.

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View our On-Demand Webinar: Everyone's (Still) Talking About  Opportunity Zones
The Stoler Report: Opportunity Zones Update 2020

THE STOLER REPORT: OPPORTUNITY ZONES UPDATE 2020


Abe Schlisselfeld, Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, returned to The Stoler Report to provide his insights and perspective on the current state of the Qualified Opportunity Zones program and what’s in store for 2020.  VIEW VIDEO +
Opportunity Zones Update - FEA 2020

OPPORTUNITY ZONES: UPDATES NOW THAT REGULATIONS ARE FINALIZED


APRIL 28, 2020
Abe Schlisselfeld, Partner-in-Charge of our Real Estate Group, and Michael Hurwitz, Partner and REIT Group Leader, will contribute to the 2020 Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA) Midyear Meeting and Hill Visit session “Opportunity Zones: Updates Now That Regulations Are Finalized.”  REGISTER NOW +
The Stoler Report: Opportunity Zones Update

THE STOLER REPORT: OPPORTUNITY ZONES UPDATE


Abe Schlisselfeld, Partner-in-Charge of Marks Paneth’s Real Estate Group, appeared on an episode of The Stoler Report to discuss the latest insights into the Qualified Opportunity Zones program.  VIEW VIDEO +
The Stoler Report: All You Need To Know About Investing in Opportunity Zones

THE STOLER REPORT: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INVESTING IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES


Abe Schlisselfeld, Partner-in-Charge of Real Estate, discusses the major changes in laws governing investments in Opportunity Zones announced in April 2019.  VIEW VIDEO +
Michael Hurwitz on the Stoller Report

THE STOLER REPORT: EVERYONE LOVES OPPORTUNITY ZONES


Watch Michael Hurwitz, Partner in the Real Estate Group at Marks Paneth, as he appears on The Stoler Report to discuss the new Opportunity Zone tax program.  VIEW VIDEO +

The Stoler Report - Opportunity Zones: Big Community Development Programs


Partner-in-Charge of Real Estate Abe Schlisselfeld discusses Opportunity Zones — a new tax program that has encouraged investors to reconsider real estate development areas that were initially hard to sell.  VIEW VIDEO +
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News & Insights

TAX ALERT: KEY ISSUES ADDRESSED IN FINAL QOZ TREASURY REGULATIONS


The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department issued Final Treasury Regulations related to investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones, addressing many of the questions that have arisen since the program's inception in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  RED MORE +

The Top Ten Issues Addressed by the Final Qualified Opportunity Zone Treasury Regulations


Earlier this month, the IRS and the Treasury Department gave taxpayers an early holiday present by issuing Final Treasury Regulations related to investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds. Partner Michael Hurwitz...  READ MORE +

New Draft Form 8997 and Qualified Opportunity Zone Regulatory Reform


On September 25, 2019, the IRS released another form in draft status: federal Form 8997 “Initial and Annual Statement of Qualified Opportunity Fund Investments.” It requires even more information to...  READ MORE +

New Draft Form 8996 and Qualified Opportunity Zone Regulatory Reform


Real Estate Group Partner Michael Hurwitz examines the newly released draft form 8996, which increases reporting requirements pertaining to Qualified Opportunity Zones.  READ MORE +

Qualified Opportunity Zones vs. 1031 Exchanges: A Comparison for Active Real Estate Investors


Real Estate Partner Michael Hurwitz compares two income tax deferral strategies available to real estate investors: 1031 exchanges and Opportunity Zone investing.  READ MORE +

Tax Alert: IRS Issues New Proposed Regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds


The IRS has released a second round of proposed regulations regarding investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds, addressing a number of the critical issues and providing long-awaited clarity for investors seeking to take...  READ MORE +

Everyone Loves Talking About Qualified Opportunity Zones


By now, most real estate professionals have heard about the Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.   READ MORE +

2018 Year-End Tax Planning: A Whole New World


With the passing of the TCJA almost a year ago, changes like the new 20 percent deduction and qualified opportunity zones make year-end tax planning seem like a whole new...  READ MORE +

Tax Alert: IRS Releases Proposed Regulations on Qualified Opportunity Funds


The IRS has issued proposed regulations relating to the deferral of gain under Code Section 1400Z-2, for investments in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs). Enacted late last year, the QOF provisions,...  READ MORE +

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Industry Experts

Abe Schlisselfeld, CPA, EA
Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Group


Michael W. Hurwitz, CPA, MST
Partner, REIT Group Leader


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