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Susanne Craig

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Sep 23

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It seems like a good week to revisit some of the @The New York Times notable stories on Donald Trump’s taxes / finances. Our first big article ran in 2016 with the revelation Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax return. Wow. 👀 nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/…

The Republican nominee reported nearly $1 billion in losses in 1995, opening the door to tax avoidance in subsequent years.

nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/…

Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found...

In 2018 we focused on the vast fortune Donald Trump inherited from his dad, and the tax fraud he engaged in to enhance it. Trump also hired real estate appraisers willing to low ball the value of family assets for personal gain. Sound familiar? 🤔nytimes.com/interactive/20…

In this 2019 story we revealed tax data for Donald Trump from 1985 to 1994. It showed more than $1 billion in business losses. One wild fact in the article is year after year Trump lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer. nytimes.com/interactive/20…

In 2020 we published this story, based on Trump’s corporate and personal tax return data spanning two decades up to 2018. The article is action packed.🍿Struggling businesses, a looming IRS audit that could cost him more than $100 million. So. Much. More. nytimes.com/interactive/20…

The Apprentice and the licensing deals that resulted from it provided Donald Trump with hundreds of millions of dollars in cash, money he has used to prop up his many struggling businesses. This 2020 story is based on tax return data we obtained. nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Fun fact on the 2016 story. Someone anonymously mailed me three pages of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return. Here’s a first person story on that and how we confirmed the information. nytimes.com/2016/10/03/ins…

You all know it, but it’s worth repeating that this reporting is possible because the @The New York Times let diggers like @Russ Buettner @Mike McIntire myself and others dig. And it takes brave sources to come forward. @Mary L Trump for one. And others we can’t name but are grateful for. 🙏👊

Susanne Craig

@susannecraig

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