An investigation by NYT revealed that Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017. He not paid any federal income tax for 11 years in the past 18 years.
In the New York Times' assessment, Trump's core businesses, such as his golf-courses and magnate hotel in Washington have been reporting losses, in tens of millions of dollars in attempts to avoid taxation.
The Times report on his tax returns has also made it clear that Trump’s businesses have indeed benefited from his political career. The report also stated that since he became a leading presidential candidate, he has received large amounts of money from lobbyists, politicians, and foreign officials who pay to stay at his properties or join his clubs, before detailing monies paid at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida, his Washington hotel and other locations.