Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Ronald M. Shapiro is assistant professor of professional practice of the finance and economics department at Rutgers Business School.

In December 2017, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law.

This federal law provides substantial tax incentives to tax payers who re-invest their capital gains in long term investments in certain economic distressed communities.  These communities, designated as low income census tracts are called Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZ”).  There are approximately 8700 QOZs located across the United States. There are 169 in New Jersey located in 75 municipalities. What they all have in common is that they are all in need of private capital to spur economic development. It is estimated that $6 trillion in capital gains are waiting in the wings to be reinvested by taxpayers into these geographic areas.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.