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Why billionaires pay less tax than you

Cheapism Logo By April Neale of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 15: Make no mistake: Taxation in the United States is an uneven playing field. And recent changes in American tax law have tilted it even further toward wealthy taxpayers. Many billionaires famously pay less in taxes as a percentage of their income than middle-class people. While only the rich can skate by the taxman in some respects, a few of their moves can also help the average working stiff.

'THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOU AND ME'

Make no mistake: Taxation in the United States is an uneven playing field. And recent changes in American tax law have tilted it even further toward wealthy taxpayers. Many billionaires famously pay less in taxes as a percentage of their income than middle-class people. While only the rich can skate by the taxman in some respects, a few of their moves can also help the average working stiff. Click ahead to see them.

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