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It so happens that this summer the Internal Revenue Service released
data from the 400 individual income tax returns reporting the highest
adjusted gross income. This elite ultrarich group earned on average $202
million in 2009, the latest year available. And buried in the data is
the startling disclosure that six of the 400 paid no federal income tax.