NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 17:54:31-04

President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report in The New York Times.

Trump has fiercely guarded his tax filings, becoming the only president in modern times not to make them public.

The Sunday report said he paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office. The disclosure comes at a pivotal moment weeks before a divisive election, with early voting underway. A lawyer for the Trump Organization called the report “inaccurate.”

The lawyer said in a statement to the news organization 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.”