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Subject:  Re: Unbelievable Date:  11/20/2012  3:39 AM
Author:  commoncents33 Number:  195994 of 214220

Buffett could not simply give away a cash dividend he receives to avoid taxation since he already has more charitable deductions than he can use against his taxable income.


Well, his taxable income would go up quite a bit with that dividend, no?

And how, exactly, do we know what his taxable income is? The overwhelming majority of his income is not from Berkshire; is it declared publicly somewhere?
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