How Much Does Donald Trump Pay in Taxes? It Could Be Zero

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    Aug 11, 2016 9:09 PM GMT
    Mitt Romney was excoriated during the 2012 presidential campaign for paying $4.9 million in federal income tax, or an average of just 14 percent of his adjusted gross income, in the two years for which he released returns.

    No one should be surprised, though, if Donald J. Trump has paid far less — perhaps even zero federal income tax in some years. Indeed, that’s the expectation of numerous real estate and tax professionals I’ve interviewed in recent weeks.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/business/how-much-does-donald-trump-pay-in-taxes-it-could-be-zero.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  • jock_1

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    Aug 11, 2016 9:15 PM GMT
    Ummm, so what is your solution?, tax the fuck out of people to pay for what?, more government programs, more entitlements, more government waste? How much do you think poor people should be taxed?, because believe me, those are the ones that will feel Clinton's 50% tax the most. How much do you pay in taxes? Do you think you pay too little? Keep you fucking grubby hands off of my and other hard working peoples paychecks. If you are so concerned about taxes then why don't you pay more? just volunteer to pay more and stop telling everyone else how much they should pay
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    Aug 11, 2016 9:38 PM GMT
    ^
    If Trump (and you) think paying little or no tax is so laudable, why is he not releasing his tax returns? Could it be he knows most people will be rightly appalled that a billionaire is paying less income tax than you or me?
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    Aug 11, 2016 9:45 PM GMT
    Dumb-as-Fuck Trumpholes want our military to be the strongest in the world
    but they don't want to pay for it.

    Add up Trump's promises.
    Even if Mexico pays for THE WALL
    you can count on your taxes soaring.

    Unless your name is Donald Jr, Eric or Ivanka
    prepare to PAY MORE!
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    Aug 11, 2016 10:22 PM GMT
    jock_1 said... Keep you fucking grubby hands off of my and other hard working peoples paychecks. If you are so concerned about taxes then why don't you pay more? just volunteer to pay more and stop telling everyone else how much they should pay
    on the converse you could move to a country that does not collect taxes. I mean where ever.
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    Aug 11, 2016 10:33 PM GMT
    I really think one should read the tax proposals of both candidates. If you are rich, I could see why you would vote for Trump if money is all you are concerned about. If you are poor, not sure why you are not voting for Hillary.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 11, 2016 10:41 PM GMT
    How much does the Wicked Witch of Wall Street pay in taxes. Probably not much more than Donald Trump. So all you extremist liberal hens need to shut the fuck up and go get a life.
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    Aug 12, 2016 1:20 AM GMT
    I remember seeing a video of him going on about the Native Americans that "don't look Native American" working on reservations, not paying taxes... He was mad because he supposedly pays his taxes.

    Like yea, I pay my taxes but I rather not considering how much of it goes towards the war on lies, a crooked police force, a dumbed down education system that keeps the population smart enough to pay taxes but dumb enough to live in debt...we're slaves through and though and voting for any of these crooks is only going to make matters worse but sheep will be sheep in America, I just live here. They say if you don't vote you can't complain as if I'm even complaining about the politicians these sheep depend on.
  • Looking9

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    Aug 12, 2016 3:50 AM GMT
    Mr. Trump is under no obligation to disclose to anyone his tax returns, his finances will become public, this will only create fodder and discussion. I wouldn't make mine public, would you? The money I 've accumulated, worked hard for, saved and sacrificed for is MINE.

    When government over spending is reduced, the lazy people who want free stuff and more free stuff in reigned in, then we can talk.
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    Aug 12, 2016 4:09 AM GMT
    Obama wastes $225,000 per hour to fly to Manhattan for date nights, fund raisers and vacations to Martha's Vineyard.
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    Aug 12, 2016 7:03 AM GMT
    Ha, ha , Trump be appalled? Where have you been? If his tax returns had any incendiary value he would have released them.

    Ex_Mil8 said^
    If Trump (and you) think paying little or no tax is so laudable, why is he not releasing his tax returns? Could it be he knows most people will be rightly appalled that a billionaire is paying less income tax than you or me?
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    Aug 12, 2016 11:29 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidObama wastes $225,000 per hour to fly to Manhattan for date nights, fund raisers and vacations to Martha's Vineyard.
    But that is perfectly okay because Obama is a donkey dork and according to the ultra leftist logic on here, donkey dorks can do no wrong. It is only republicans and independents that are always wrong. Go figure.
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    Aug 12, 2016 1:43 PM GMT
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    throwingObama wastes $225,000 per hour to fly to Manhattan for date nights, fund raisers and vacations to Martha's Vineyard.

    If any President uses Air Force One for other than official US government duties covered by Congress as defined in the President's job description then the operating cost must be payed privately.

    Typically this is done by their respective political parties when making campaign appearances or taking private holidays. Air Force One is used because it is a secure & safe communications hub, so that the President is not incommunicado, and can return to Washington quickly in a crisis.

    GW Bush was notorious for creating some minor and unnecessary "official" functions along with his purely private travel, so that taxpayers would foot the entire flight bill. For his many vacations, that made him probably the most 'vacationed' President in US history. Well, maybe just as well to have gotten him out of Washington as much as possible.
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    Aug 12, 2016 2:10 PM GMT
    It's a known fact that many people and corporations lie on their tax returns for the purpose of evading tax payments, the very rich and powerful included (for example, Republican former Treasurer of the US Catalina Vasquez Villapando, Jack Abramoff, Ernst & Young, Martha Stewart, Leona Helmsley, Wesley Snipes, et al.) . If you really want to find dirt on someone, look at their tax returns.
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    Aug 12, 2016 2:27 PM GMT
    Personally, I could care less what Trump's tax returns say. In fact, I kind of hope he never releases them because, regardless of what is in them, they will be fodder for criticism and speculation. Trump has supposedly been audited by the IRS every year for 15 years. If this is true, I'm fine with the IRS scrutinizing his taxes, and if the IRS is okay with them --- then so am I. If he's able to pay little or no taxes legally due to write-offs and the like, then good for him.
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    Aug 12, 2016 3:46 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidPersonally, I could care less what Trump's tax returns say. In fact, I kind of hope he never releases them because, regardless of what is in them, they will be fodder for criticism and speculation. Trump has supposedly been audited by the IRS every year for 15 years. If this is true, I'm fine with the IRS scrutinizing his taxes, and if the IRS is okay with them --- then so am I. If he's able to pay little or no taxes legally due to write-offs and the like, then good for him.


    Uncritical Trump supporters (TT) will follow Trump whatever he says or does. But it's not them he needs to convince if he is to win the presidency. Swing voters do have a problem with Trump not releasing his tax returns - not to mention all the other stuff that renders him unsuitable for the presidency.

    Poll: Voters Really Want to See Donald Trump's Tax Returns

    Including a large chunk of independent voters.

    http://fortune.com/2016/08/05/trump-tax-return-voters/
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    Aug 12, 2016 4:12 PM GMT
    Differences Between Trump and Hillary on Tax Proposals

    NYT: If Donald J. Trump wins the White House and proceeds to persuade Congress to pass his tax agenda, middle-class Americans will get a small tax cut, wealthy Americans and businesses will get a huge tax cut, and the budget deficit will widen substantially unless there is the type of economic boom he promises amid lower taxes and lighter regulation.

    If Hillary Clinton wins the White House and persuades Congress to pass her agenda, wealthy Americans will pay higher taxes, businesses will face tax rules that make it less advantageous to relocate overseas, and the money those changes produce will go to fund the rest of her policy agenda, from child care to roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

    That, in a nutshell, is the tax policy choice Americans face when they vote in November, based on plans the two candidates have released and discussed in major speeches this week.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/upshot/how-hillary-clinton-and-donald-trump-differ-on-taxes.html?
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    Aug 12, 2016 8:40 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mx5guynj said
    throwingObama wastes $225,000 per hour to fly to Manhattan for date nights, fund raisers and vacations to Martha's Vineyard.

    If any President uses Air Force One for other than official US government duties covered by Congress as defined in the President's job description then the operating cost must be payed privately.

    Typically this is done by their respective political parties when making campaign appearances or taking private holidays. Air Force One is used because it is a secure & safe communications hub, so that the President is not incommunicado, and can return to Washington quickly in a crisis.

    GW Bush was notorious for creating some minor and unnecessary "official" functions along with his purely private travel, so that taxpayers would foot the entire flight bill. For his many vacations, that made him probably the most 'vacationed' President in US history. Well, maybe just as well to have gotten him out of Washington as much as possible.


    Duh, the President only pays back the government the cost of a First Class Ticket.
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    Aug 12, 2016 8:55 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidPersonally, I could care less what Trump's tax returns say. In fact, I kind of hope he never releases them because, regardless of what is in them, they will be fodder for criticism and speculation. Trump has supposedly been audited by the IRS every year for 15 years. If this is true, I'm fine with the IRS scrutinizing his taxes, and if the IRS is okay with them --- then so am I. If he's able to pay little or no taxes legally due to write-offs and the like, then good for him.


    Would you care to know that his charitable giving is NOTHING like he has claimed?

    Especially the older white guys who love Trump are BLINDLY IN LOVE with him.
    You guys prefer to stay ignorant to all the obvious clues to this man's lack of character.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 12, 2016 9:30 PM GMT
    TimTheThird said
    CuriousJockAZ saidPersonally, I could care less what Trump's tax returns say. In fact, I kind of hope he never releases them because, regardless of what is in them, they will be fodder for criticism and speculation. Trump has supposedly been audited by the IRS every year for 15 years. If this is true, I'm fine with the IRS scrutinizing his taxes, and if the IRS is okay with them --- then so am I. If he's able to pay little or no taxes legally due to write-offs and the like, then good for him.


    Would you care to know that his charitable giving is NOTHING like he has claimed?

    Especially the older white guys who love Trump are BLINDLY IN LOVE with him.
    You guys prefer to stay ignorant to all the obvious clues to this man's lack of character.
    Lack of character, ha! If any candidate has a serious lack of character it is the Wicked Witch of Wall Street, Hillary rotten Clinton. That pathological liar wouldn't know the truth even if it slapped her across the face. Every time that bumbling bitch opens her mouth, it is a different story.
  • FredMG

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    Aug 13, 2016 5:25 PM GMT
    Whenever a politician doesn't give a direct reply or timely response to questions like "how much did you pay in taxes" or "what's up with your heel that made you unfit to serve during the draft", that's when I suspect that they're forming a lie, the truth will be at hand.

    I personally don't remember how much I paid in taxes the last year, but the paperwork is on the shelf behind me. I do know that I did get some modest tax returns, and haven't had the IRS re-do my taxes and send me a second check this year, so I must have got the payment about right.
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    Aug 14, 2016 8:26 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidPoll: Voters Really Want to See Donald Trump's Tax Returns



    Be careful what you wish for. What if Trump has been planning this all along and that his tax returns make him look as rich and as charitable as he says he is? I'm not saying that will be the case, but it would be a funny ending to the Trump Tax Returns story
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    Aug 14, 2016 8:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Ex_Mil8 saidPoll: Voters Really Want to See Donald Trump's Tax Returns



    Be careful what you wish for. What if Trump has been planning this all along and that his tax returns make him look as rich and as charitable as he says he is? I'm not saying that will be the case, but it would be a funny ending to the Trump Tax Returns story


    If it turns out that, like the Clintons, he's paying 34% in federal income tax and giving 10% of his income to charity, then yes, the laugh will be on us. Somehow, I doubt it.
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    Aug 14, 2016 9:09 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidPoll: Voters Really Want to See Donald Trump's Tax Returns

    Be careful what you wish for. What if Trump has been planning this all along and that his tax returns make him look as rich and as charitable as he says he is? I'm not saying that will be the case, but it would be a funny ending to the Trump Tax Returns story

    If it turns out that, like the Clintons, he's paying 34% in federal income tax and giving 10% of his income to charity, then yes, the laugh will be on us. Somehow, I doubt it.

    Doubt it? If that were the truth about Trump charity and paying his fair share he'd already have been broadcasting it. No, he's hiding his tax returns out of shame for what they would reveal. Not stuff his working class base would like to know. Nor open himself up to detailed scrutiny by the media, who might find all kinds of hidden scandals behind those figures.

    No, Clinton has revealed her returns, as have Presidential candidates for decades. Even Warren Buffet, at various times ranked the wealthiest man on Earth, has said he'll release his. Although he's under audit, too. What's holding The Donald back? Come on Trumpofiles, do rationalize this for us.
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    Aug 14, 2016 11:36 PM GMT
    I don't rly care about trumps taxes I jus want him to MAGAicon_razz.gif