A Qualified Opportunity Fund must file a Form 8996 with its federal income tax return for annual reporting of compliance with the 90 percent Asset Test
. Qualified Opportunity Businesses have similar qualification safe harbors, such as at least 50 percent of total wages or hours of employees and independent contractors are performed within and opportunity zone.
It is expected that taxpayers will use Form 8996 both for initial self-certification and for annual reporting of compliance with the 90% asset test
of IRC section 1400Z-2(d)(l); Form 8996 should be attached to the taxpayer's federal income tax return for the relevant years.
Another important question answered by Treasury is whether a QOF may hold cash reserves in order to acquire, construct or rehabilitate tangible property in a QOZ without violating the 90% asset test
. For this purpose, the guidance established a safe harbor for a reasonable amount of working capital.
There is no asset test
at the time the stock is sold, so a company can still be a "qualified small business" even if at the time of the stock sale the company's worth exceeds $50 million.
"To go from a 100-participant test to a $50 million asset test
is a major change, and it goes the opposite direction of what the Chamber and other small-business organizations were asking for."
Elimination of the Asset Test
for the QMB and SLIMB Programs.
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These changes will come into effect on 1 April 2015 (with one exception that the increase of the asset test
applicable to 'assessed' Professional Clients from US $500,000 to US $1 million, will not come into effect until 1 April 2016).
This relates to the increase of the asset test
applicable to 'assessed' Professional Clients from $500,000 to $1 million, which will come into effect on 1 April 2016."
The team also found that Medicaid beneficiaries in states that had an "asset test
" (which considers an individual's savings, property, or other items of worth to determine whether he or she could enroll in Medicaid) were less likely to be screened for cancer.
It is unclear whether assets capable of producing royalties if licensed should be treated as passive assets under the nonfinancial group passive asset test
if they are not, in fact, licensed.
Add to this the change in the asset test
on July 1 this year to access services such as community age care packages, which up to now have seen people receive care in their home with subsidies provided by government.