NY Times: President Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016 and 2017
NEW YORK – According to a new report by The New York Times on Sunday, President Donald Trump has paid no federal income tax in 10 of the past 15 years.
The President, who has closely guarded his tax returns and is the only president in modern times to have kept them secret, paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected and $750 again in 2017, his first year in office.
The news, which The New York Times said is pulled from tax return data obtained going back over two decades, comes at a key moment prior to the first presidential debate Tuesday, and just weeks before the divisive election general.
Neither a lawyer for the Trump Organization, Mr. Garten, nor another spokesperson for the Trump Organization responded to a request for comment from the press on the report.
Garten said that “most, if not all, of the facts, appear to be inaccurate.”
The longtime Trump Organization attorney said in a statement to the press that the president “has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including paying millions in personal taxes since announcing his candidacy in 2015.”