What does it mean to be a qualified opportunity zone business?

What does it mean to be a qualified opportunity zone business?

It means a trade or business in which substantially all of the tangible property owned or leased by the taxpayer is qualified opportunity zone business property, defined as follows:

  • The business acquired the property by purchase from unrelated persons after December 31, 2017.
  • The original use of the property commences with the business, or the business substantially improves the property.
  • During substantially all of the business’s holding period for such property, substantially all of the use of that property was in the Opportunity Zone.
  • At least 50% of the taxpayer’s total gross income is derived from the active conduct of such business.
  • A substantial portion of the intangible property of the taxpayer is used in the active conduct of such business.
  • Less than 5% of the average of the aggregate unadjusted bases of the taxpayer’s property is attributable to nonqualified financial property.
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