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Thank you for your response. The B shares of Berkshire, while convertible from A shares at 30 to one, only have the voting rights of 1/200th of the A shares.
Conversion is only allowed one way ... 1 A to 30 B, not the other way around.
Might this be enough of a difference to trigger a tax liability?

I don't know, but I'm relatively sure that this must be discussed somewhere on Berkshire Hathaway's website.

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