The Incredible Benefits for Investors:
Initial Tax Benefits & Deadlines
A profit resulting from the sale of an asset is typically taxed at a maximum capital gains rate of 20%. However, taxpayers now have the option of deferring payments of that tax until year-end 2026 by reinvesting those profits in an Opportunity Zone.
*Congress dictated that all capital gains are eligible, but unique situations could vary based on the taxpayer’s individual circumstances. A CPA who specializes in Opportunity Zone rules and effects could help mitigate any potential risks.
Original Capital Gain Tax Reduction
If the investor stays invested for five years, their original capital gains tax liability is reduced by 10%. If invested for seven years, the investor receives another 5% tax break on the original amount deferred for a total 15% tax break.
Capital Gains Tax on Fund Elimination
If the investment is held for at least 10 years, then the sale of the Opportunity Zone fund will be treated by the IRS as 100% tax-free. While OZs are scheduled to expire by year-end 2028, investments made prior to this expiration date will continue to accrue tax-free gains until 2047.
A Ten-Year Timeline
Invest capital gains from prior investment into a Qualified Opportunity Fund and begin deferring tax
Tax basis increased from $0 to 10% of the invested capital gains, reducing future tax liability if invested before December 31, 2021
Pax taxes on original capital gain (less 10% reduction)
Pay no federal capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the QOF Investment once sold
A Hypothetical: What The Nest Opportunity Fund® Could Look Like For You
On July 1, 2019, Ivan sells his S Corp business for a $1 million profit. His total tax liability is $288,000, assuming:
- A 20% long-term capital gains rate
- A 3.8% Medicare surtax
- 5% in state taxes
Instead of paying this tax to the IRS on his 2019 return, Ivan invests his profits into the fund.
Here’s How His Situation Could Play Out
In short, Ivan maximized the Opportunity Zone tax benefits over the course of 10 years and received $433,000 in additional benefits.
Upgrading the Standard of Living While Maintaining Character & Culture
The Nest Opportunity Fund® doesn’t exist to build empty warehouses or luxury hotels in Opportunity Zone neighborhoods. While our primary goal is to serve under-invested communities, our operators on the ground are dedicated to improving property values and providing high-quality homes while preserving the existing culture and personality of the community.
More sustainable homes. More neighbors. More people enjoying each other and their city!
The 1% Down Payment Credit: Our Economic Development Partnership With the City of Lexington
The Lexington City Council has established an Opportunity Partners program designed to improve neighborhoods by providing high-quality, affordable housing, along with an easy pathway to homeownership. To bolster these efforts, eliminate financial barriers and supplement The Nest Opportunity Fund’s® work on the ground, the program offers tenants with good payment history a 1% down payment credit for each year they rent the home.
How The Nest Opportunity Fund® Meets The “Substantial Improvement” Requirement
All Opportunity Zone investments are required to meet a “Substantial Improvement” requirement to enjoy the above-listed benefits. This requires that the cost of renovations must at least equal the cost of purchase, minus the land. The Nest Opportunity Fund® primarily focuses its efforts on improving single-family residences. Because we seek to improve dilapidated, vacant structures and upgrade them from the ground up, our renovation efforts easily meet this threshold.
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