Articles by Jeff Ernsthausen


propublica.org Dec 07, 2021

These Real Estate and Oil Tycoons Avoided Paying Taxes for Years
Jeff Ernsthausen

And because he reported negative income, he didn’t pay a nickel in federal income taxes over those 10 years. Take Silicon Valley real estate mogul Jay Paul, who hauled in $354 million between 2007 and 2018. Carve-outs for real estate and oil and gas have withstood sporadic efforts at reform by Congr . . .

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propublica.org Sep 28, 2021

More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes
Jeff Ernsthausen

More Than Half of America’s 100 Richest People Exploit Special Trusts to Avoid Estate Taxes Secret IRS records show billionaires use trusts that let them pass fortunes to their heirs without paying estate tax. More than half of the nation’s 100 richest individuals have used GRATs and other trusts to . . .

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propublica.org Jun 08, 2021

How We Calculated the True Tax Rates of the Wealthiest
Jeff Ernsthausen

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