Donald Trump's taxes have become a sticking point for people across the political spectrum: Democrats and classic conservatives want them released, alt-righters are cheering on Trump for refusing to release his tax returns, and regular Americans are trying to figure out what all of this means, and more importantly, what's in President Trump's tax returns? Wild theories abound, and while it’s likely that the craziest ideas probably aren’t true, there’s still a possibility that Trump is hiding a few damning tax practices in his IRS returns.
Why won't Donald Trump releases his tax returns? The real answer is probably closer to “he’s a smug, rich bully who doesn’t think rules apply to him,” but it would be a lot more fun (and less depressing) if his tax returns were full of donations from Russia and North Korea. For President Donald Trump, tax returns present the problem of exposing him for the huckster that he truly is. If he’s really as wealthy as he says, he would have released his returns months ago and not thought twice about the issue. Or maybe he’s worried that the American people will feel inadequate when we see how much money he really makes.
Vote up the things in Trump’s tax returns that you think he wants to keep quiet, and if you think there’s something nefarious hiding in The Donald’s tax returns not covered here – tell everyone in the comments.
A Bevy of Offshore Accounts
A Near-Total Lack of Charitable Donations
A Smaller Personal Fortune Than He Claims
That's He's Making Campaign Contributions to Himself from Shell Corporations
The Fact That He Hasn't Actually Paid His Taxes in Years
How Much Outsourcing His Company Does
Monetary Ties to Vladimir Putin
Enough Ridiculous Deductions to Make Your Blood Boil
That He's a Stakeholder in Fox News and Breitbart
The Actual Cost of the Make America Great Again Hats
No Actual Assets
The Massive Depreciation of Interest in His Real Estate Holdings
A Mountain of Debt
His Many Attempts to Write Off His Real Doll Collection as a Business Expense
Gifts from Mysterious Russians
Massive Debt to the Chinese
Donations to a Mistress
Associations with the Mafia
Lots of Redaction
Something Called "The Donald's Big Bizness Plan"
That He Uses the 1040 EZ When Filing His Returns
He's Flat Broke
An Unfathomable Amount of Self Tanning Purchases
Millions of Dollars in Black Lives Matter Donations