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MISSION CRITICAL – Must Not Do’s: Top 10 pain points in Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds & Projects

We’ve had more than 1,000 Strategy Calls at OZPros with folks from all around the country. We’ve seen some really great work, and some not so great work. The key differentiator between having a deal go great and having a deal go sideways is your ability to avoid mistakes on the front end. This FAQ

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Should I buy the property in my own name if I’m going to convey it to my QOZB later on?

The number one thing not to do with your Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZB) transaction is: do not under any circumstances buy the property in your own name with the plan to convey it to your QOZB later on. Referencing our handy dandy Opportunity Zone Cheat Sheet, you have to start with a capital gain that

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Are you an Operating Qualified Opportunity Zone Business, ensuring you are keeping track of the five asset tests?

If you are an Operating Qualified Opportunity Zone Business, you need to keep track of the five asset tests. Referencing our handy dandy Opportunity Zone Cheat Sheet, you have to start with a capital gain that goes into a Qualified Opportunity Fund within 180 days. Next you need to drop that cash down into a

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Are you an existing business or a startup business?

Number three on our list of the Top Ten Things Not To Do is: are you an existing business or a startup business? We’re going back to our handy dandy Opportunity Zone Cheat Sheet. Once again, you have to start with a capital gain. Next you drop the money into your Qualified Opportunity Fund within

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Do you have a Working Capital Safe Harbor Business Plan in writing when cash hits your QOZB in order to make your QOZB exempt from the non-qualified financial property test?

Number four on our list is a working capital safe harbor business plan. When creating your Opportunity Zone Fund and Business, referencing our handy dandy opportunity zone cheat sheet, you will take a capital gain and drop it down into your fund within 180 days. You have a six month asset test and you will

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Does your Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund meet the 6 Month asset test?

Number five on your Top Ten things not to do with your Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund and/or Business is not preparing for your six month asset test. We are referencing back to our handy dandy qualified Opportunity Zone Cheat Sheet. As you’ll recall, you must start with a capital gain. Your gain needs to go

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Do you meet the original use test to be a Qualified Opportunity Zone Business Property?

Number six on our list is original use. Once again, we’re referencing our handy dandy Opportunity Zone Cheat Sheet. You’ll recall you have to start with a capital gain that goes into a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund within 180 days. Inside of six months to a year, you must have 90% of your assets inside

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Did you contribute either cash or other property into your Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund within 180 days?

Number seven on our list of things not to do in your Qualified Opportunity Zone transaction, do not forget to either contribute cash or some kind of property into your Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund within 180 days. The contribution needs to be a capital gain and it needs to go into a QOZF within 180

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Is the individual taxpayer and/or investor you want to have listed inside of the Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund has experienced a capital gain?

The eighth thing not to do with your Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, is to not qualify the investor and/or correct taxpayer. You will want to determine who is the ultimate investor that’s going to be coming into your QOZF. Make sure the person who is making the investment into the QOF has personally experienced the

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Did you ensure your capital gain gets placed into a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund within 180 days from the date of sale?

Making sure you get your capital gain into a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund within 180 days from the date of your sale is the ninth thing not to do with your QOF transaction. We will start with our handy dandy Opportunity Zone Cheat Sheet. You need to start with a capital gain from a sale

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