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IRS Draft Regulations: Investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds

October 29, 2019
By Internal Revenue Service

Notice of proposed rule-making and public hearing (postponed to Feb. 14, 2019)

This document contains proposed regulations that provide guidance under new section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) relating to gains that may be deferred as a result of a taxpayer’s investment in a qualified opportunity fund (QOF). Specifically, the proposed regulations address the type of gains that may be deferred by investors, the time by which corresponding amounts must be invested in QOFs, and the manner in which investors may elect to defer specified gains. This document also contains proposed regulations applicable to QOFs, including rules for self-certification, valuation of QOF assets, and guidance on qualified opportunity zone businesses. The proposed regulations affect QOFs and their investors. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations. Due to the federal government shutdown, the hearing was postponed to Feb. 14, 2019.