Yesterday, in Part I, we reviewed the like-kind exchange rules.

Now we turn to the new kid on the block.

Qualified Opportunity Zones

The Act added Section 1400Z-2 to the Code, which allows a taxpayer to elect to temporarily defer the recognition of gain from the disposition of property which is reinvested in a

Form v. Substance

It is a basic precept of the tax law that the substance of a transaction, rather than its form, should determine its tax consequences when the form of the transaction does not coincide with its economic reality. This substance-over-form argument is a powerful tool in the hands of a taxing authority.