The New York Times obtained President Trump's tax return data extending over more than two decades, though it does not include his personal returns from 2018 and 2019. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes both in 2016, the year he defeated Hillary Clinton for the presidency, and in 2017, his first year in the White House. In 10 of the previous 15 years, he paid no income taxes because he reported losing more money than he made, the Times notes. The returns obtained by the Times comprise information he provided the Internal Revenue Service, not the findings of an independent financial examination, so they do not reveal his true wealth. Trump on Sunday called the report "totally fake news," claiming that he pays taxes but they've been "under audit."
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