The Times has obtained Donald Trump’s 1995 tax records. They suggest he could have paid no federal income tax for 18 years

The Times has obtained Donald Trump’s 1995 tax records. They suggest he could have paid no federal income tax for 18 years.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:09 PM EDT

Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.
The 1995 tax records, never before disclosed, reveal the extraordinary tax benefits that Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, derived from the financial wreckage he left behind in the early 1990s through mismanagement of three Atlantic City casinos, his ill-fated foray into the airline business and his ill-timed purchase of the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.
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