I don't believe Berkshire pays any dividend, nor does Buffet sell his shares, so no tax implications. However, Buffet did create the "Class B" non-voting shares and gave much of his equity to the Class B. Then he set up a plan to donate the Class B shares to Bill Gate's foundation so he gets charity deductions as that stock is transferred. Since the Class B is non-voting, no danger of Buffet losing control.
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