The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative raises many concerns about concentrating power and exerting political control, but it is evident that the Initiative is not about dodging taxes.
"Maybe you worry about so much power in the hands of two private individuals at a time when the wealthy already have so much influence. That’s my big fear, as I wrote here a few days ago. Or maybe you’re worried about the lack of transparency of an LLC, which is the vehicle that Zuckerberg and Chan have chosen to administer their good works. That, too, is a legitimate point to raise—philanthropy is opaque enough as it is, without donors retreating behind corporate vehicles unencumbered by reporting requirements.
"But here’s one concern that really misses the, um, mark: That what Zuck really has his eye on is keeping his dough out of the hands of the IRS."--David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy