Donald Trump’s attempts to duck taxes at a New York golf course could cost local public school children, according CNN.
At issue is how much Trump owes in property taxes, dictated by the property’s valuation. On his FEC filings, Trump values the property at “more than $50 million.” But Trump is fighting hard to pay as little as possible, so his attorneys say the property’s true value is just 2.7% of that: $1.35 million.
Trump says voters have no right to know how much he pays in taxes, but he brags that he “[fights] very hard to pay as little tax as possible,” so it’s no surprise that he’s doing his best to avoid paying his fair share.
But here’s the real kicker: If Trump gets away with his tax dodge lie, “public school children then lose out.” Because “more than half that [tax] loss will be felt in the district’s budget.”
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