Last Days To Defer Capital Gains in 2022
Time is quickly running out for investors to shelter capital gains realized in 2022 by reinvesting them into a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund (“QOF”). If you reinvest capital gains realized in the past 180 days into a QOF, you will qualify for 100% deferral of capital gains taxes out to December 31, 2026 (provided you continue to hold the QOF investment). This includes short and long-term capital gains from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, real estate, collectibles, equipment, trademarks, patents, websites, precious metals, crypto currencies, NFTs, the sale of a business, an interest in a partnership, planes, boats, livestock and other tangible and intangible assets.
Investing in a QOF structure does not discriminate against the source of capital gains. Investors who have realized capital gains in one or a variety of assets in the past 180 days should, in my opinion, seriously consider reinvesting those capital gains into a QOF—like Belpointe PREP, LLC (NYSE: American “OZ”). Doing so will defer federal, and in most cases, state taxes on those capital gains until December 31, 2026 (provided you continue to hold the QOF investment), plus having those gains reinvested in a QOF will provide for the potential of generating income and capital appreciation, most or all of which may be tax-free.
For those considering, or even in the throes of, a 1031 like-kind exchange, and who may be struggling to find a replacement property that qualifies as “like kind,” or struggling to arrange for attractive financing, or who may have had a transaction fall apart, or even who may have mistakenly bypassed using a qualified intermediary and taken possession of the sale proceeds themselves, opting into a QOF structure instead—like Belpointe PREP, LLC (NYSE: American “OZ”)—might just make for a smart and timely alternative. Some sellers of real estate may simply be forgoing the 1031 exchange route altogether, for a variety of reasons, and, here too, it may make sense to shelter capital gains from taxes for the next four years.
We spell out how this alternative can work for you in our updated white paper. Follow this link to request the Publicly Traded Opportunity Zone Investing White Paper.
Want more information? There’s a wealth of detail on our website at https://investors.belpointeoz.com/ where investors and advisors alike can learn about Belpointe PREP, LLC (“Belpointe OZ”) and some of its key features.
Have questions as the year-end quickly approaches? For immediate assistance you can call today and I’ll take the time to answer as many of your questions about Belpointe OZ and how reinvesting capital gains into a QOF can be utilized to offset capital gains tax obligations. My direct number is (203) 883-1944.
Heading into 2023, Belpointe PREP’s portfolio of properties and property interests consists of 15 holdings that are at varying stages of full-on buildout, development, redevelopment, demolition, architectural conception and permitting. Our management team is focused on high job and population growth markets in the South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Belpointe OZ currently has five properties in Sarasota, Florida, three in St. Petersburg, Florida, five in Nashville, Tennessee, and two in Connecticut.
The plan forward into the new year is to continue to build out full-featured Class-A apartment projects while also acquiring seasoned and stabilized assets that can generate income and long-term appreciation of the underlying properties. Out of the many Opportunity Zones that we’ve look at (and there are more than 8,700+ of them), we believe that there are less than 100 that are worth investing in.
Investing in Belpointe OZ (NYSE American: “OZ”) is as simple as buying any other publicly traded equity. If you purchase Belpoint OZ’s Class A units in the open market, there is no subscription agreement or investor certification required; you can simply purchase Class A units through any brokerage account. Belpointe OZ offers the same Opportunity Zone benefits as any private structure. To properly defer your reinvested capital gain your accountant will need to file IRS Forms 8949 and 8997 with your tax returns. You will need Belpointe OZ’s EIN which can be found here: Belpointe OZ EIN
I think it’s also important to mention, particularly considering the time-sensitivity around investors and advisors having to decide whether investing in a QOF is a smart year-end choice, that Belpointe OZ is the only QOF traded on a national securities exchange as a public real estate partnership structure. I would argue that this greatly simplifies the process for all classes of investors and for those advising investors alike. I talk about this aspect of Belpointe OZ, along with what I think are other key features of the structure, in a recent Wealth Management Magazine webinar that features Belpointe OZ’s CEO Brandon Lacoff (which you can access here). I think the webinar really helps to highlight some of the salient benefits and potential challenges of investing in Opportunity Zones.
To perhaps help facilitate the year-end decision-making process, I want to note some features that are common to all QOFs, and some that are specific to Belpointe OZ, which I have included in bold type:
- QOFs provide for pass-through income, thereby avoiding double taxation for investors;
- QOFs provide for pass-through depreciation, with no depreciation recapture if an investment is held for 10 years, up to December 31, 2047;
- QOFs require annual distributions of at least 90% of taxable income;
- QOFs provide for up to a 20% reduction on taxable distributions via Internal Revenue Code Section 199A;
- Belpointe OZ provides for asset diversification;
- Belpointe OZ provides investors with greater control over their exit timing and amount;
- Belpointe OZ offers low minimums for investor access;
- Belpointe OZ unitholders will not be asked to add additional capital for any type of improvements or problems with investment properties;
- Belpointe OZ provides investors with better reporting, transparency, and oversight;
- Belpointe OZ provides investors with the opportunity for daily liquidity;
- Belpointe OZ allows both accredited and non-accredited investors to access the investment class; and
- Belpointe OZ simplifies the investment purchase process.
Further, in its effort to disrupt the U.S. real estate industry, Belpointe OZ is charging among the lowest fees in the market:
- No investors servicing fees;
- No disposition fees;
- 75% annual management fee; and
- 5% carried interest.
It is important to act quickly, as the 2022 clock for deferring capital gains taxes is ticking.
We spell out how this alternative can work for you in our updated white paper. Follow this link to request our Publicly Traded Opportunity Zone Investing White Paper.
Have questions about how Belpointe OZ (NYSE American: “OZ”) can provide opportunities for investment appreciation and income and help you or your clients to defer or eliminate capital gains tax obligations?
Call me, Cody Laidlaw, at (203) 883-1944. I can answer your questions and direct you to resources that will provide you with information about the nuts and bolts of QOFs and opportunity zone investing, so you can start planning today.
You can also follow this link to request our updated White Paper.
Cody H. Laidlaw
255 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
T: (203) 883-1944
Disclosure: Cody H. Laidlaw is the Chief Investor Relations Officer. Cody is also an investment advisor representative with Seaside Advisory Services, Inc. (d/b/a Seaside Financial & Insurance Services), a SEC registered investment adviser offering advisory accounts and services, and holds a long position in Belpointe PREP, LLC’s Class A units.
Important Information and Qualifications
Belpointe PREP, LLC (“Belpointe PREP”) has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offer and sale of up to $750,000,000 of Class A units representing limited liability interests in Belpointe PREP. You should read Belpointe PREP’s most recent prospectus and the other documents that it has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Belpointe PREP and the offering
Investing in Belpointe PREP’s Class A units involves a high degree of risk, including a complete loss of investment. Prior to making an investment decision, you should carefully consider Belpointe PREP’s investment objectives and strategy, risk factors, fees and expenses and any tax consequences that may results from an investment in Belpointe PREP’s Class A units. To view Belpointe PREP’s most recent prospectus containing this and other important information visit sec.gov or belpointeoz.com. Alternatively, you may request Belpointe PREP send you the prospectus by calling (203) 883-1944 or emailing email@example.com. Read the prospectus in its entirety before making an investment decision.
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