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The Secret IRS Files with ProPublica

2022 Selden Ring Award winner team, ProPublica, joins Val to talk about the stories behind their award-winning project, “The Secret IRS Files” which exposed how some of the richest people in the U.S take advantage of the tax code to avoid paying even a single dollar in income taxes.

Illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker/ProPublica

This Monday, the 2022 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting was presented to ProPublica for their project, “The Secret IRS Files”, which analyzed a massive trove of secret IRS data, revealing a series of systemic inequities that allow America’s wealthiest citizens like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet to pay little or nothing in federal taxes compared to their massive fortune. The award-winning team joined Match Volume with Andrea Valeria Diaz to talk about the stories and creation process of the amazing investigative report.