EDC Warren County President Ed Bartholomew announced that two qualifying census tracts within Warren County were nominated by the governor’s office to be included within the tax program known as Federal Opportunity Zones (FOZ) which was part of the US Tax Reform Act of 2017.
EDC prepared materials required for nomination on behalf of the city of Glens Falls and the town of Johnsburg.
The purpose of the FOZ program is to provide an added mechanism to encourage private investment into economically distressed areas through the use of tax incentives, he said.
Bartholomew said one of the key advantages of the FOZ opportunity zones program is the ability of investors who make investments within these respective zones to have capital gain taxes eliminated if the investment is maintained for a minimum ten years. If the investment is maintained less than 10 years the capital gain is prorated.