On September 27, The New York Times claimed that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, allegedly only paid 750 dollars in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017. Since then, the internet has been chock full of reactions to this saucy bit of information. Bored Panda has collected some of the best reactions to Trump’s tax allegations for you to enjoy. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know what you think about the entire situation in the comment section, dear Pandas.

“Over the past decade, the President has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government,” Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, told The Washington Post that The New York Times article was supposedly full of inaccuracies.

Justin Crowe, associate professor of Political Science at Williams College, told Bored Panda that most American voters have already settled on their choice for the presidential election and most Trump voters are committed to him “seemingly no matter what,” so the NYT report most likely won’t be a transformative moment in the presidential race. However, the situation is not good for the President, Crowe says. Read on for the full interview.

You can read the full report by The New York Times right here.

Image credits: nytimes

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Full of Giggles
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7 months ago

Sadly, his supporters don't care but they'd be the first and loudest to criticize any fellow citizen living the same scenario.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

It was probably worth $5 to have that person out of your life, presto.

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rspanther
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7 months ago

They have been for years.

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Political science expert Crowe explained that the US Supreme Court vacancy had taken a lot of attention away from the pandemic and “what is perceived by voters as Trump's poor response to it,” moving it to terrain that’s slightly more favorable for Trump. However, the tax disclosures have knocked the White House off course a bit. Crowe points out that “the multiple responses Trump and his administration have tried to throw against the wall” are evidence of this.

“The one thing that does make this different from previous controversies surrounding Trump's taxes is the clearly identified, easy-to-understand dollar amount: $750. Most Americans will rightly recognize that as a pittance for someone who claims to be a billionaire—and much less than they themselves pay in federal income tax,” Crowe said.

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John Tan
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7 months ago

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fox news is the most wholesome news agency prove me wrong

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Rachel Grieshop
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7 months ago

We should all pay equal

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Bubble Gum Bandit
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7 months ago

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Trump did not write the tax code.

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He added that Joe Biden’s campaign is talking about taxes in ads. “The Biden campaign is already running a simple but effective ad showing how much average Americans in a range of jobs (teacher, nurse, construction manager) pay in federal income tax,” Crowe stated, adding that the ad suggests Trump doesn’t “understand or care about the lives or economic circumstances of the vast majority of citizens.”

This sort of line of argument could be effective among middle-income and lower-middle-income Americans. “The effect is likely at the margins, but a state like Pennsylvania could be decided at the margins, and you would clearly rather be in Biden's position rather than Trump's on this issue,” Crowe pointed out.

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Rachel Grieshop
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7 months ago

Very true

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Gerrit
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7 months ago

I am very sure that many of them can actually read. But there is a big difference between reading and understanding. It's all fake news for them in the end.

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Gerrit
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7 months ago

How much more evidence do we actually need to see that he is the worst president in history?

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Bored Panda also talked to Crowe about what Americans should do to get to the truth of the matter when the NYT report states one thing while Trump and his team state something different. “Without primary source documents, it is difficult to evaluate independently. Of course, if the President wished, he could, without violating any rules surrounding his audit, release his tax returns and let the American people judge for themselves,” the expert said.

According to him, Trump’s refusal to do so suggests that the President has something to hide and Americans should take his denials “with a grain of salt.”

Crowe added that we shouldn’t be blind to the fact that media organizations like the NYT have interests of their own: “Including, on the business side, to sell newspapers and generate web traffic, but, in general, reputable media sources—we're not talking about Breitbart or something here—trying to inform the public about issues of national concern deserve a benefit of the doubt that politicians with a reputation for obfuscation, dishonesty, and outright falsehoods do not.”

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rspanther
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7 months ago

They can keep him in New York, they deserve each other.

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JamezyJamez
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7 months ago

LOL!

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Kookamunga
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7 months ago

AOC is awesome! She's everything Trump hates; she's brown, a woman and intelligent.

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WaPo claims that the average middle-class American household paid around 3 times as much in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 as Trump.

He allegedly paid 750 dollars in taxes in 2016 and 2017 and paid no income taxes at all in 11 of the 18 years examined by The New York Times because he reported losing “much more” money than he made.

The NYT report mentions “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance” and also suggests that Trump is personally responsible for over 300 million dollars in loans, to be due in the next 4 years. 

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Googleman1234
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7 months ago

Its so dumb how he whines about healthcare and pays 750 dollars a year.

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John Tan
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7 months ago

this sounds wrong

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KatHat
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7 months ago

Just in case Sheila shows up again with false claims: T***p's write offs are not legal. The valuations on his properties are false. How he inherited his money was a tax scam. He said he inherited a million when it was 300 million or more. It is a shell game and is not legal. If you did it you would be in jail.

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The President denied the allegations and claimed that he has “paid many millions of dollars in taxes” but received tax credits as well. He also stated that he had “very little debt” in comparison to the value of the assets he owns. According to Trump, the media has brought up the topic with “bad intent” and was trying to discredit him.

The NYT report alleges that “most” of Trump’s largest businesses (like his hotels and golf courses) reported losing millions “if not tens of millions of dollars year after year.” Furthermore, the report claims that some of the President’s businesses have supposedly received money from foreign officials and lobbyists currying for his favor.

According to the report, Trump allegedly made 73 million dollars in revenue from abroad during his first two years as President, writes the BBC.

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John Louis
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7 months ago

I am sure that Donald Trump is probably worried about paying too much in taxes.

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Some Cool Guy
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7 months ago

Just f*****g vote

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Bill
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7 months ago

How come nobody went to prison over the Panama Papers? The lawfirm in the middle had their office at Trump Towers in the Phillipines

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John Tan
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7 months ago

i love how its an old grandma calling him out

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Brad Guyer
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7 months ago

Here is hoping his year away golfing removes his ability to claim squatters rights.

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Bubble Gum Bandit
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7 months ago

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For those that never read the article here is a clip. The 750.00 Figure is B.S. and they are gaslighting us. From the NYT: r. Trump paid alternative minimum tax in seven years between 2000 and 2017 — a total of $24.3 million, excluding refunds he received after filing. For 2015, he paid $641,931, his first payment of any federal income tax since 2010. As he settled into the Oval Office, his tax bills soon returned to form. His potential taxable income in 2016 and 2017 included $24.8 million in profits from sources related to his celebrity status and $56.4 million for the loans he did not repay. The dreaded alternative minimum tax would let his business losses erase only some of his liability. Each time, he requested an extension to file his 1040; and each time, he made the required payment to the I.R.S. for income taxes he might owe — $1 million for 2016 and $4.2 million for 2017. But virtually all of that liability was washed away when he eventually filed, and most of the payments we

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Sheila Weila
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7 months ago

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Seth couldn't find a good accountant. Bless his heart, he's jealous.

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Mikhael Barreto
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7 months ago

Republicans then and now. :D

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Googleman1234
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7 months ago

many people says he has very good taxes, beautiful taxes many people say. i have heard many people saying that they are very good taxes, maybe even the best taxes in history.

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Seabeast
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7 months ago

Of course he wanted her as his VP! He knew he could manipulate her into giving him even more money.

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Mikhael Barreto
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7 months ago

If he gets 4 more years, imagine what sort of crazy favors to nebulous foreign entities he'll do to pay up that debt...

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7 months ago

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Trump sent 5.2M to the I.R.S. in 2016 and 2017 but no one reads the actual NYT article, the 750.00 was the taxes due after the 5.2 million. Why the accountants carved out 750.00 in liabilities each year is beyond me. I have an tax accounting degree and confused on the why.

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cybermerlin2000
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7 months ago

Trump is not essential

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Your Local Lizard
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7 months ago

oof

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Aaron W
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7 months ago

This isn't realistic. MAGAtards aren't sweating anything, they just tell themselves the world outside their little bubble is 'fake news' and keep MAGAing on.

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7 months ago

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Again! To all of you CNN viewers and other liberal news channels you are watching. Here’s a breakdown on the tax debacle they are telling you about Trump. You must be pissed that you’ve been lied to again! Psst... Trump's taxes? In 2016 and 2017, he requested and got an extension to file his returns. As required, he made an estimated tax payment of $1 million in 2016 and $4.2 million in 2017. So when he only paid $750 in taxes for the first two years of his presidency, it was because he already overpaid during the two previous years and just reduced his payment by that amount. This came from the New York Times article if you actually care to read it. Be ready for a steady stream of disinformation over the next month about Trump. It's coming.

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John Louis
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7 months ago

It's why Trump has always been so open and honest about his finances. He wants his integrity to serve as an example to other Republicans.

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Some Cool Guy
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7 months ago

*before the IRS audit finishes

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Radek Suski
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7 months ago

*paid

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John Louis
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7 months ago

Let's add those to all of the other scams he's been involved in.

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John Louis
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7 months ago

Donald Trump is an essential worker for those who want to abuse money and power.

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John Louis
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7 months ago

The only RAP Trump will be doing is what the IRS convicts him of.