The New York Times has published decades of tax information on US President Donald Trump.

"The tax returns that Mr. Trump has long fought to keep private tell a story fundamentally different from the one he has sold to the American public," the newspaper wrote. "His reports to the I.R.S. portray a businessman who takes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year yet racks up chronic losses that he aggressively employs to avoid paying taxes."

The report, which Mr. Trump has already called "fake news", comes a month before the presidential election, and reveals that he paid just $750 in federal income tax both in 2016 (the year he ran for the US presidency) and in his first year in the White House. Also, he had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years.

After the success of The Apprentice TV show, Mr. Trump did pay significant taxes at first -- $95m over 18 years but he later got most of that back via a $72.9 million federal tax refund. The president has managed to lower his taxes by reporting huge losses on his businesses.

People were angry to hear the news. Eventually, Twitter users even started sharing the times they paid more income tax than the president, comparing their experiences to Mr. Trump's. Here are just a few examples out of thousands.

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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2 months ago

And they get nothing in return.

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Taxes on wealthy Americans have declined over the past few decades, and many use loopholes to reduce their taxes below the statutory rates. But most affluent people still pay a lot of federal income tax, and Mr. Trump's tax avoidance sets him apart from most other affluent Americans.

According to the I.R.S., the average federal income rate for the highest-earning .001 percent of tax filers in 2017 was 24.1 percent

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Emily Lynch
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2 months ago

He is white trash with cash

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Mr. Trump did face large tax bills after the success of The Apprentice but he erased most of these tax payments through a refund. Combined, Mr. Trump initially paid almost $95 million in federal income taxes over18 years. He later managed to recoup most of that money, with interest, by receiving a $72.9 million tax refund, starting in 2010.

The refund reduced his total federal income tax bill between 2000 and 2017 to an annual average of $1.4 million. To put things into perspective, the average American in the top .001 percent of earners paid about $25 million in federal income taxes each year over the same span.

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Colleen Garland
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2 months ago

Excellent.

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Ruth Mayfly
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2 months ago

It is increasingly unreasonable to talk about him as a billionaire. Personally responsible for over $400 million in debts? Taxes should be paid on income, though, and he's definitely got a huge income, just huge outgoings too.

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rspanther
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2 months ago

Are you sure you want him kissing your ass? Do you know what he has been doing with that mouth?

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cybermerlin2000
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2 months ago

You are not supposed to pay taxes at 9 years old! Oh wait... I get it... You have bone spurs don't you

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Ruth Mayfly
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2 months ago

You don't even have to raise taxes for the wealthy. You just have to stop giving subsidies and bailouts to big businesses.

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That Guy
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2 months ago

But trump is not an essential worker

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Francie Traschen
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2 months ago

everything he says and does makes me want to vomit. join the club.

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Joanne Hudson
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1 month ago

Remember when Trump first thought it would be fun to deport lazy Mexicans living off welfare? Remember how he pulled them off JOBS, separated them from families and deported them, often to places in a foreign country they had never been in before?

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Francie Traschen
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2 months ago

She would have been an amazing president!

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Batwench
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2 months ago

And you are worth every penny doggos.

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Flibbel's Follies
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2 months ago

He has dental insurance? HOW?

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Francie Traschen
Community Member
2 months ago

yes it is, sir.. and he should be behind bars with all his buddies who are also crooks.

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Francie Traschen
Community Member
2 months ago

He is completely revolting. A con artist, a crook, and he doesn't care one bit about the people who are in his cult. They are so bamboozled by this grifter.

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Ian Koch
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1 month ago

13 years old paying more taxes than trump is wrong on SO MANY LEVELS

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Colleen Garland
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet you sleep better knowing you did the right thing too. You are a much better person than him and you have actual friends who love you. Well done Susan.

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rspanther
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2 months ago

That deer thought about it, now it's thinking of jumping.

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Francie Traschen
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2 months ago

Teachers are so underpaid. Such a stain on our country. We owe teachers, nurses, social workers so much more.

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Francie Traschen
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you for caring about our kids! we know the president doesn't. he wants them to go back to school during a pandemic so he can get a few more votes. now he has covid. should have worn a mask, donnie.

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Ruth Mayfly
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2 months ago

Calling Trump a billionaire needs to stop. He's broke and his creditors own him.

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Annemarie Mattheyse
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2 months ago

This is just tragic. I so feel for this guy.

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Colleen Garland
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2 months ago

But then he was Honest Abe...........

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MarcAngelina Alcober
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2 months ago

me too!

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Curry on...
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2 months ago

The twitter trolls are out in force justifying the tax/military/humanity dodger.

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Annemarie Mattheyse
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2 months ago

Same here.

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Carol Taylor
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1 month ago

HOW could he be constantly filing that his business lost money..?? should not the IRS looked into this sooner..?? and if he could not run his business into profit year after year how in the hell was he even ALLOWED to run for president..WE Aussies would like to know..

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Merry Miller Moon
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1 month ago

Me too!

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Chris DiFonso
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2 months ago

Great poem!

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