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Guidance on Tax Incentives for Investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones

On April 17, 2019, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a second set of proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) that addresses the scope of new tax incentives for investments in qualified opportunity funds (each a “QOF”). These benefits were introduced as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Treasury, IRS Announce Relief for Securities Lenders


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Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced relief for securities lenders who potentially had been subject to taxable capital gains and disallowance of losses from lending their securities to Lehman Brothers and its affiliates, which could not return the securities due to bankruptcy. Last week, Ropes & Gray had requested guidance for these lenders from Treasury and the IRS, and we are pleased with today's announcement. To read our request for guidance, please click here; to read the announced guidance, please click here. If you have questions related to the new guidance, please contact Rom Watson or your usual Ropes & Gray advisor.

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