QOZs are designed to be a game-changing community development tool that will incentivize investments in low-income communities. Although many expect the program will make projects more profitable for investors, the nonprofit community is investigating the potential for QOFs to create access to opportunity for low-income residents in businesses created or expanded in QOZs.
We have long held a trusted practice area for nonprofits and foundations. Our team has studied the implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the recently released regulations, including as to nonprofit sponsors of QOFs. We understand the need for equitable growth and diverse communities, and we will work diligently to help nonprofits and foundations accomplish their goals and guide them as they navigate these developing regulatory areas.