Legal avoidance of taxes ? Is it wrong ?
The wealthy are probably more adept at using the tax code than the rest of us, but anyone in business likely has returns over the years that show fluctuations in income or in some cases losses that obviate paying income tax.
Been there, done that. Nobody likes losing money, but you shouldn't volunteer to pay taxes just to be politically correct. Besides, as a business you are still paying sales tax, property tax, employer payroll tax, sin taxes (in my case), and other taxes and fees.
Now, assuming all these were paid, and the returns were done according to law (they have been audited frequently by the IRS), what's the problem.
Coverage of the NY Times article is varied. Trump friendly media threw shade on the one page from a 1995 tax return as improperly obtained and dispositive of nothing. Clinton friendly media, just the opposite.
In a curious aside Hillary Clinton made the same points as the NY Times article in Monday's debate. She likely knew the story was coming and what was in it.
No real surprises here as the story points out issues with the tax code.
Bombshell report on Trump taxes sends GOP nominee reeling - POLITICO