The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council (Council) published its Implementation Plan, outlining a detailed work plan for how the Council—chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson—will accomplish the goals specified in Executive Order 13583 of December 12, 2018.In addition to developing an “OpportunityZones.gov” website, the Council and its Executive Director Scott Turner will be conducting listening tour sessions of rural, urban and suburban Opportunity Zones and other distressed communities throughout the remainder of 2019.
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released a notice and request for information on data collection for Opportunity Zone investments. Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) are required to file a Form 8996 and Treasury anticipates possible revisions to that form that could assist in data collection.
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new notice of proposed rule making on Opportunity Zones. A public hearing will be held on July 9 at 10 am EDT at the New Carrollton Federal Building at 5000 Ellin Road in Lanham, Maryland 20706.
Red Stone Tax-Exempt Funding (Red Stone) successfully structured and closed three tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions totaling $85.27 million via its Red Stone Direct investment platform. These investments will provide debt financing for the new construction of affordable rental communities in California, Texas, and Utah.
CEO Frank Sinito announced Jim Brady as chief financial officer (CFO). Brady is succeeding John W. McGinty, who is remaining with the organization.
A new article from Glen Graff, Attorney at Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, published in Novogradac and Company’s Journal of Tax Credits April 2019 issue covers the issues and opportunities when combining Opportunity Zones and LIHTC.