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Opportunity Zones

Sacramento Railyards

Opportunity Zones were enacted into federal law through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to spur investment in distressed communities across the United States. The program provides a federal tax incentive for investors, who invest in real estate projects and operating businesses located in designated low-income communities through deferral and partial tax reductions of reinvested capital gains and forgiveness of tax on new capital gains.

The City of Sacramento is fortunate to have 29 Opportunity Zone census tracts.

View a list of the City’s Opportunity Zone Census Tracts.

View a map of the Tracts.

The City of Sacramento is committed to taking full advantage of Opportunity Zones and is proactively working with investors, developers, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide information and coordination assistance.

The tax benefits of investing in an Opportunity Zone are:

Deferral of the original capital gains taxes invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (until 2026 or upon the sale of the investment whichever is first)

Reduction of capital gains on the original gain investment by 10% basis points after a 5-year hold and 15% basis points after a 7-year hold

Tax free appreciation on the original capital gains if an investment is held for at least 10 years, the investor pays no capital gains taxes on appreciation in the investment above the original capital gains investments.

The resources listed below provide additional information:

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Opportunity Zone, please contact:

Leslie Fritzsche at