Trump Paid $38 Million in Taxes in 2005

Donald Trump’s tax returns from 2005 have been somehow leaked to the media. They reveal that he and his wife Melania made $150 million in 2005 and on that income he paid $38 million in taxes to the federal government. That would be an approximate 25% tax rate on the income. The Trumps also paid millions in state taxes, sales tax, excise tax and employment taxes.

The White House had this statement about the releasing of their personal tax information:

“It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns,” the White House statement read. “The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans.”

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