Former US President Donald Trump has been accused of burying his first wife Ivana at his New Jersey golf club to avoid paying taxes.
The Daily Mail writes about it.
"So I checked the NJ tax code & folks...itʼs a trifecta of tax avoidance!" said Dartmouth sociology professor and tax law expert Brooke Harrington.
She explained that New Jersey state law exempts owners of land donated for burial from property and personal property taxes, income tax and sales tax.
Harrington also clarified that there is no stipulation in the law about how many graves a piece of land must have for it to be considered a cemetery and tax-exempt. Ivana Trump, 73, died at her Upper East Side home on July 14. She was married to the ex-president of the USA from 1977 to 1992.
- A year ago, on July 2, in the USA, the prosecutorʼs office filed an indictment against ex-president Donald Trumpʼs company The Trump Organization and its financial director Allen Weiselberg. They are accused of creating a "large-scale and brazen" tax fraud scheme. The investigation is currently investigating whether Trumpʼs company manipulated the value of its properties to reduce taxes and secure favorable loan terms during Trumpʼs presidency.
- During the first two years of the presidency, Donald Trump paid less than two thousand dollars in income taxes, and before that he did not pay them for 10 years due to significant losses suffered by his business. In response to accusations of non-payment of taxes, Trump assured that he had paid millions of dollars to the countryʼs budget.