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IRS, Treasury Issue Guidance on Opportunity Zones

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed guidance on the Opportunity Zones tax incentive. The incentive — which was part of the new tax reform law —  aims to drive long-term equity capital to distressed communities by providing tax benefits on investments in qualified projects, or “Opportunity Funds.” Treasury has certified 8,761 communities in the U.S., ...

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IRS Issues Tax Ruling on GSE ‘Single Security’ Exchanges

As part of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s “single security initiative” to standardize the terms for mortgage pass-through certificates issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, holders of existing related GSE securities will have an opportunity to exchange them for the new standard security.

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IRS Clarifies Deductibility of Trustee Fees from Trust Income

In a recent notice, the Internal Revenue Service released guidance clarifying that trustee and executor fees may continue to be deducted from a trust or estate’s income after the new tax reform law suspended the deduction of miscellaneous itemized deductions for by individual, trust and estate taxpayers.

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