What are Opportunity Funds?
An Opportunity Fund is a new tax-advantaged investment vehicle created by the Investing in Opportunity Act - part of the tax reform passed in late 2017. The goal is to help spur greater private-sector investment in targeted communities across the country called Opportunity Zones.

What are Opportunity Zones?

Opportunity Zones are designated census tracts selected by the state and federal governments for economic development. Opportunity Zones can be found in every state and in urban, suburban and rural areas. 

Why invest in an Opportunity Fund?

Qualifying investments offer three unique and compelling tax advantages - investors can defer paying federal capital gains tax from recently sold investments until December 31, 2026, reduce that tax payment by up to 15%, and pay as little as zero taxes on their Opportunity Fund investment if held for 10+ years. Investors can also help spur economic growth in historically underinvested neighborhoods

What kind of gains are eligible for tax deferral?

​Investors may defer capital gains tax on any recently sold investment – including the sale of stocks, bonds or real estate – so long as those gains are rolled over into an Opportunity Fund investment within 180 days of sale.

How can I invest?

The final tax regulations are expected before the end of 2018. In the interim, Capital Innovations is focused on identifying the appropriate real estate partners, strategies and properties. Sign up to be notified when eligible investments become available.

Read more about Opportunity Zone Investing

Bloomberg Business

Frequently Asked Questions addressed by the IRS

​U.S. Department of Treasury Opportunity Zone Resources

​2019 IRS second tranche of Opportunity Zone regulations

What Every Investor Should Know About Opportunity Funds

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