August 9, 2011
1,470 Millionaires Didn’t Pay Income Taxes in 2009
The IRS data showed there were 235,413 taxpayers making $1 million or more in 2009, of whom 1,470 paid no federal income taxes. Among the possible reasons, according to ABC News, could be write-offs for charitable deductions, investments in tax-exempt state and municipal bonds, or foreign tax credits.
In contrast, the average income for taxpayers fell that year in the wake of the financial crisis by $3,516 to $54,283, a drop of approximately 6.1 percent, according to the Huffington Post.