NY Times Report: Jared Kushner Likely Paid Almost No Federal Income Taxes for Years

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Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly managed to amass a fortune over the years while at the same time appearing to pay next to no federal income taxes. Citing confidential financial documents, The New York Times on Saturday reported that Kushner relied on a tax-minimizing loophole that kept his tax bills low by allowing him to report losses based on “depreciation” in the real estate business. Nothing in the documents indicates Kushner broke the law, according to the report. Instead, the documents appear to shed light on his use of a tax provision that critics have long warned was being misused by developers looking to cash in on lax tax policies.

“The Trump administration was in a position to clean up the tax code and promised to get rid of some of the complexity that certain taxpayers use to their advantage,” Victor Fleischer, a tax law professor at the University of California, Irvine, told the Times. “Instead, they doubled down on those provisions, particularly the ones they have familiarity with to benefit themselves,” he said. Read more at THE NEW YORK TIMES.

{Matzav.com}

11 COMMENTS

  1. Depreciation means you lose value of your asset, so it’s an expense.
    If you do accelerated depreciation than you get to take bigger losses but eventually the asset’s value becomes bill and you can’t get the benefit of the expense.
    He did accounting. That’s not “shtick.” Too complicated for a liberal mind to understand. Especially since they decided to headline a story with Kushner as a tax cheat, regardless of the details.

  2. Sorry New York Times Fake News Enemies of the People. Most people have lost complete confidence in your junk media and don’t even bother reading your reports. So anything you write goes straight to catch bird droppings.

  3. If it’s a NY Times story you know there’s alot more than they’re reporting and if it’s negative about a Jew or a Trump office holder then you know where it’s rooted.
    FAKE NEWS

    • You’re right because Kushner’s “not paying income tax” is 100% legal but, as you say, Fake News’s goal is to quash everything the Trump’s do.

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