TRUMP PAID NO INCOME TAXES IN 10 OF THE PAST 15 YEARS: NEW YORK TIMES
President Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report from The New York Times.
Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office.
The disclosure, which the Times said comes from tax return data it obtained extending over two decades, comes at a pivotal moment ahead of the first presidential debate Tuesday, and weeks before a divisive election and could possibly affect millions of voters, particularly the undecided ones, the Boston Globe theorized.
President Trump denied on Sunday that he paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, telling reporters that a lengthy examination of his tax information by The New York Times was “fake news” and that he paid “a lot” of taxes without showing a shred of proof that he did, contrary to the reporting based on hard data and documents. What he disclosed was that he paid state taxes, not federal income taxes, and lawyers think his claim is more than dubious, judging by his record of spewing more than 21,000 lies since he took office.
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