A new report from the IRS shows that nearly 21,000 American households with incomes of $200,000 and up didn't owe federal income taxes.
If you're like me, your first question is: How can that be?
Your possible next question: Can I get that kind of tax treatment?
Tax experts say it's not that difficult to avoid owing federal income
taxes. And it doesn't require giving up U.S. citizenship, a step that Facebook's co-founder took last year, reportedly to lower his tax bill.
Most likely, no single tax move by these households — among the top 3
percent of U.S. earners — allowed them to sidestep taxes. Instead, tax
experts say, these filers just had the right mix of deductions and