This short article outlines the requirements for starting an active business in a qualified opportunity zone (“QOZ”).

The US tax legislation that created QOZs was enacted in early 2018, and is intended to encourage long-term investment in economically distressed communities.  The IRS issued two substantive sets of proposed regulations outlining rules for QOZ investments (in

On April 17, the IRS issued a second round of proposed regulations addressing qualification as a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) Fund and related issues. This latest guidance addresses several unanswered questions and creates added flexibility, which should expand the ability to form QOZ Funds.

The regulations clarified that a QOZ Fund can be an operating