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America’s 400 Top Earners Pay Less Tax Than You

Propublica continues to mine the IRS Files.

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Last June, Propublica announced that it was in possession of leaked IRS files detailing the tax affairs of America’s richest people, and that the IRS Files showed that taxes are — as Leona Helmsley famously quipped — for the little people:




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