An unprecedented leak of personal tax data of thousands of Americans has rekindled a debate over income inequality in the United States.
Proponents of tax reform hope that a clearer public idea of how the wealthy evade taxes will result in a review of the tax code in the United States.
The data, which was sent to the non-profit journalism organization ProPublica, includes detailed information on the taxes of thousands of wealthiest individuals over a 15-year period.
This week, ProPublica used the data to present to the public a first detailed description of the extent to which the wealthiest in the United States enjoy tremendous privileges and luxuries while at the same time paying little or no money. not at all.
According to this analysis, the founder of the company Amazon Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world according to Forbes magazine, did not pay any federal income tax in 2007 and 2011 and other billionaires like Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Icahn and others – have paid very small tax rates to the federal government, or no taxes at all, even in the years when their wealth grew by billions of dollars.