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Mercer County Opportunity Zones

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Mercer County boasts several areas that are designated as Opportunity Zones. These sites are economically distressed communities where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. This federal program provides opportunities for private investors to support investments in distressed communities through participation in Qualified Opportunity Funds. Investors can defer paying federal taxes on capital gains reinvested in Qualified Opportunity Funds that invest in low-income communities, under rules released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Reinvested capital gains are deferred from taxation until exit from a Qualified Opportunity Fund or December 31, 2026, whichever comes first. However the original gains reinvested in Qualified Opportunity Fund investments held for the long term are taxed at reduced rates, with taxable gains discounted by 10% at the 5-year mark and by an additional 5% discount at the 7-year mark. Any new gains from Qualified Opportunity Fund investments held for at least 10 years will be permanently excluded from the capital gains tax.

Mercer County currently comprises eight Opportunity Zones - seven in Trenton and one in Hamilton. You will find a listing of the zone, its census tract number and a link to specific information for that particular Zone below.  Please contact the Mercer County Office of Economic Development for any questions regarding this program.   

 Hamilton Opportunity Zone  Trenton Opportunity Zone
Municipality Census Tract
 Hamilton Township  Census Tract 29.02
 Trenton Census Tract 1
 Trenton Census Tract 2
 Trenton Census Tract 8
 Trenton Census Tract 9
 Trenton   Census Tract 10
 Trenton   Census Tract 20
 Trenton   Census Tract 21

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