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“Tax Tips: Opportunity Zone program offers investors deferred gain tax benefits”

The Opportunity Zone Program included in the federal tax-reform law passed last year is designed to spur investment in low-income areas. Done properly, investments in designated areas, known as Opportunity Zones, allow both gain deferral and gain exclusion. Imagine a supercharged like-kind exchange, where you can defer income without a like-kind requirement, take cash off the table between investments and even exclude gain upon exit.

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