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REVEALED: The U.S billionaires avoiding their taxes

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From Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, new details have emerged about how little tax US billionaires actually pay.

News website ProPublica has reportedly viewed the tax returns of America’s wealthiest individuals… with the White House saying the leak is “illegal” and the FBI is now investigating.

The website makes allegations that Bezos paid no tax in 2007 and 2011, whilst Musk paid nothing in 2018.

A White House spokeswoman called the leak “illegal”, and the FBI and tax authorities are investigating.

It’s also believed that the top 25 richest Americans each pay less tax than the average US worker.

ProRepublica says it will continue to analyse a “vast trove of Internal Revenue Service data” on the taxes of the billionaires, and promises to release further details later in the week.

The news site goes onto add “using perfectly legal tax strategies, many of the uber-rich are able to shrink their federal tax bills to nothing or close to it.”

Biden’s plan to raise tax for tech giants

President Joe Biden has vowed to increase tax on the richest Americans.

He wants to raise the top rate of tax, double the tax on what high earners make from investments, and change inheritance tax.

25 richest Americans collectively jumped by $401bn from 2014 to 2018, but they paid $13.6bn in income tax over those years, according to ProPublica.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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It takes a village: coordinated financial teams prove paramount to maximising wealth

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The pursuit of wealth is often faced by significant challenges including debt, lifestyle costs, and burnout – so what methods can help overcome these challenges?

Maximising financial opportunities involves a suite of tasks, from leveraging favourable loan rates, strategic tax planning, and coordinated financial advising.

Mark Wyld from MW Wealth joins to discuss more. #featured

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Microsoft recalls ‘Recall AI’ feature over security fears

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Microsoft has announced a postponement in the release of its new Recall AI feature, citing significant security concerns raised during internal testing.

Pope Francis took charge of discussions on the implications of artificial intelligence for global ethics and governance, Reuters reports.

The pope said AI represented an “epochal transformation” for mankind, but stressed the need for close oversight of the ever-developing technology to preserve human life and dignity.

“No machine should ever choose to take the life of a human being,” he said, adding that people should not let superpowerful algorithms decide their destiny.
“We would condemn humanity to a future without hope if we took away people’s ability to make decisions about themselves and their lives, by dooming them to depend on the choices of machines,” he warned.

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