In early March, Connecticut took a competitive step to encourage the investment in data centers and colocation facilities, an industry that has had substantial growth in recent years throughout the nation, especially as the data needs of every business have increased during the pandemic.  Such investment can be an attractive alternative to revive properties whose

The focus of the nation in 2020, including the State of Connecticut, was first and foremost on addressing the worldwide pandemic and the resulting social and economic turmoil.  From the state and local tax perspective, Connecticut, like the vast majority of states, extended deadlines for the filing of tax returns and the making of tax

On January 19, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2021-10 (the “Notice”), which extends the relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) and their investors provided for by Notice 2020-39. Notice 2020-39 announced various extensions of deadlines for QOFs and their investors due to COVID-19 pandemic, each of which are discussed here.

A summary of the

On June 5, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-39 (the “Notice”), which announces various extensions of deadlines for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) and their investors due to COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of the extensions that are set forth in the Notice are summarized below:

180-Day Investment Period

Generally, taxpayers must reinvestment capital gain in a

On June 26, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont signed a $43.4 billion budget for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years. The biennial budget addresses the projected $3.7 billion budget deficit for the period, but still increases spending by 1.7% in the 2020 fiscal year, and by 3.4% in the 2021 fiscal year. Although a letter dated

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Join Shipman & Goodwin tax attorneys Louis Schatz and David Bigger for this complimentary webinar reviewing significant issues that the IRS addressed in the new Opportunity Zones regulations and the impact that the new set of regulations will have on Opportunity Zone investments, both from an investor

The Internal Revenue Service released its highly anticipated second set of Qualified Opportunity Zone regulations on April 17, 2019. This new set of regulations answers many questions that were left open following the release of the first set of regulations last year, but the regulations also leave certain issues unresolved.
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According to recent reports, the much anticipated second set of Opportunity Zone proposed regulations should be released by the Internal Revenue Service within the next couple of weeks. Bloomberg News reported on Monday, March 18, 2019 that the Internal Revenue Service sent the proposed regulations to the White House’s regulatory review office on March 12,

Shipman & Goodwin attorney Louis Schatz authored the article Connecticut’s Response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017(Part II) for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants online tax publication, Tax Stringer. An excerpt from the article is provided below.

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