According to data obtained by The New York Times, which could not be independently verified by Noticias Telemundo, the president, Donald Trump, paid only $ 750 in federal taxes in 2016, the year he won the elections. presidential elections, and another $ 750 in the following year, 2017, the first that he spent in full in the White House.
Asked about it during a press conference at the White House this Sunday afternoon, the president said that this information "is false."
"In fact, I pay taxes," he added, "the IRS doesn't treat me well, it treats me very, very badly," referring to the Internal Revenue Service.
"I pay a lot," he insisted, referring to state taxes.
Since running as a candidate, Trump has refused to release his tax documents, despite the fact that it is a political tradition that most candidates have honored, and has actually engaged in a legal battle against the New Prosecutor's Office. York and against the House of Representatives to continue hiding them despite their requirements.
This Sunday he has promised that the truth will be known when the documents are known, which he is willing to make public, he has said, despite the fact that for five years he has not done so, even defying the orders of Congress and the courts.
According to data published by
The New York Times
, Trump has not paid taxes on his income in 10 of the last 15 years, despite running a seemingly multimillion dollar corporation.
The reason is that you have reported losing much more money than you have made.
In addition to the elections on November 3, in which his re-election is at stake against Democrat Joe Biden, Trump has a formidable tax battle underway: the IRS has been auditing a refund of $ 72.9 million for a decade to see if he really deserved it;
If proven irregular, it could cost you more than 100 million.
A lawyer for the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, assured the aforementioned newspaper that "most, if not all of the data appears to be inaccurate."
In a statement, it has indicated that the president "has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including millions since his candidacy was announced in 2015.