Extra Extra: Trump Engaged In 'Outright Fraud' To Avoid Taxes On His Father's Wealth

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  • Trump has always promoted himself as a self-made billionaire, but a NY Times investigation found that he received more than $400 million from his father’s empire (starting from when he was literally a toddler), much of it through dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud.
  • Trump's parents transferred well over $1 billion in wealth to their children, which could have produced a tax bill of at least $550 million under the 55 percent tax rate on gifts and inheritances that was in place at the time. Helped by a variety of tax dodges, the Trumps paid $52.2 million, or about 5 percent, tax returns show.
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