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Enterprise Community Loan Fund President Lori Chatman Testifies Before the IRS on Opportunity Zones

Enterprise Community Loan Fund president Lori Chatman testified before the IRS on the proposed rule for Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds. Chatman urged the IRS to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in the rules implementing the new Opportunity Zones tax benefit so that stakeholders, including Congress and the public, can evaluate the impacts and outcomes of investment in low-income communities.
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Enterprise Comments on the IRS’ First Round of Proposed Rules on Opportunity Zones

The regulations for Opportunity Zones will have a profound impact on the ability of this tax incentive to create equitable and inclusive growth. Enterprise has identified four main priorities to share with the IRS. We encourage all affordable housing and community development stakeholders to submit their comments to the IRS before the December 28 deadline.
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President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Federal Agencies to Collaborate on Opportunity Zones

This week, President Trump signed an executive order creating an Interagency Council on opportunity zones to develop best practices and ensure that the new tax incentive is supporting economic growth and inclusion in the designated census tracts.
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Get to Know Your Opportunity Zones

Are you now living or working in an Opportunity Zone? Is the community you serve a newly-designated Opportunity Zone? Are you thinking about investing in Opportunity Zones? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you may be interested in understanding more about the characteristics of those neighborhoods.
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Guidance from the IRS Needed to Spur Investment in Opportunity Zones

While potential investors and Opportunity Fund managers have been diligently modeling different fund structures and investment options in recent months, it has become clear that many are awaiting further clarification and guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) before finalizing their strategies and deploying capital into Opportunity Zones.
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All Opportunity Zones Now Final

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS have announced the approval of Opportunity Zone designations in Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Utah. With this final round of approval, Opportunity Zones have now been designated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories.
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Enterprise Urges Policymakers to Increase Transparency of Opportunity Zone Investments

Enterprise has provided multiple resources on Opportunity Zones since the provision was enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and Terri Ludwig, chief executive officer of Enterprise Community Partners, has been asked to testify before Congress on “The Promise of Opportunity Zones.”
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First Round of Opportunity Zone Designations Announced

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) designated Opportunity Zones in 15 states and 3 territories – issuing approvals for all states and territories that submitted Opportunity Zone nominations by the March 21 deadline.
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Enterprise Submits Comments to Treasury on Implementation of Opportunity Zones

Enterprise has submitted comments to Treasury about the implementation of Opportunity Zones, drawing on our three decades of community investment work to recommend best practices for the rules and regulations, including encouraging direct and sustained community benefit.
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