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Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017: NY Times report

Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017: NY Times report
US President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report in The New York Times.
Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid US$750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office.
Donald Trump will face Joe Biden in the US presidential election on November 3. (AP/AAP)
Speaking at a news conference at the White House, Trump dismissed the report as "fake news" and said he has paid taxes, though he gave no specifics.
The disclosure, which the Times said comes from tax return data it obtained extending over two decades, comes at a pivotal moment ahead of the first presidential debate, and weeks before a divisive election.
A lawyer for the Trump Organisation, Alan Garten, and a spokesperson for the Trump Organisation did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press on the report.
Garten told the Times that "most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate."
He said in a statement to the news organsation that the president "has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including paying millions in personal taxes since announcing his candidacy in 2015."
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