Does Donald Trump Pay Taxes?

Donald Trump pays federal taxes. There maybe years in which he won’t to offset losses, but as with all of the top 1%, the tax burden falls to them, not in percentage of income, but as percentage in total taxes paid.

During the  the presidential debate in September 2016, Hillary Clinton stated that the only time he went public with his taxes, it showed that Donald Trump paid no federal taxes.  Trump interrupted Clinton while she was making her point. He said that it makes him smart. This created talking points with Democrats and the media that Donald Trump does not pay taxes.


head of Donald Trump foreground on tax forms
Yes, Donald Trump pays taxes.

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