Jack Seiffert is an attorney in the firm's Louisville office where he is a member of the Business & Finance Service Group.
Introduction to the Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
Diversity Committee, Member
Before joining the firm, Jack worked for a small employment law firm in Louisville, mainly assisting on legal research and writing. He joined Stites & Harbison after participating in the Summer Associate Program in 2016.
Jack is an avid tennis player during his down time. He is also a lifelong supporter of University of Louisville athletics and enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family.
When some people hear the phrase New Markets Tax Credits, they might think of an obscure tax incentive. However, other people, those who deal with the program or have been directly impacted by it, think of something completely different. These individuals think of a hydroelectric generating facility found on the Kentucky River, a new health and science building at a small college in Berea that offers students a debt-free education, a brand new state-of-the-art YMCA in West Louisville that offers increased community services to society’s most vulnerable, or a Winchester facility that manufactures bio-degradable plastic items while employing those desperately in need.
On December 19, 2019, nearly two years to the day since the enactment of the Opportunity Zones legislation (Pub. L 115-97), the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued 544 pages of anticipated final regulations on the Opportunity Zones program.
Opportunity Zones are depicted as transformative tools created to stimulate employment and achieve economic growth in distressed low-income communities. Like a public-private partnership, eligible taxpayers are entitled to significant tax incentives in exchange for investing unrealized capital gains in Opportunity Zones.
In anticipation of the announcement of the $3.5 billion of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation awards by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund next month, Stites & Harbison will conduct its fifth annual New Markets Tax Credits Workshop on Wednesday, February 13th.
On October 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released the first set of the proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”), along with Rev. Rul. 2018-29 and an updated Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Frequently Asked Questions, which provide guidance on exactly how the Opportunity Zone program is intended to work.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Pub. L. 115-97 (the “Act”), signed into law on December 22, 2017, introduced the Opportunity Zone program (Internal Revenue Code §1400Z-1 and §1400Z-2) which provides a new federal framework for stimulating private investment in economically distressed areas across the country.
On March 22, 2017, Governor Matt Bevin signed into law the Kentucky Charter School bills which empower local Kentucky school boards with the rights and responsibilities of creating and operating charter schools.