27 | April, 2020 | The National Law Review.


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Over the last few weeks, the IRS has provided taxpayers with extensions of time to file various tax returns and pay certain taxes. On April 9, 2020 the IRS issued Notice 2020-23, which further expands on past extensions and adds additional time to perform time-sensitive actions. Time-sensitive actions that have been extended include the 180-day period for investing qualified capital gains into a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) Fund. In addition, certain sections of the Internal Revenue Code already provide taxpayers built-in relief for deadlines if the taxpayer is affected by a presidentially-declared federal disaster. Consequently, by virtue of the president’s recent pronouncement that the COVID-19 pandemic is a federal disaster, QOZ businesses utilizing the working capital safe harbor may also have an extended deadline for deployment of capital. The declaration may also impact penalty relief for reasonable cause. Read more…