Tag: Federal Taxes (US)

Will Trump’s Executive Directives Provide Relief?

President Trump, in announcing his executive measures on Saturday, said he was bypassing Congress to deliver emergency pandemic aid to needy Americans. But his directives are rife with so much complexity and legal murkiness that they’re unlikely, in most cases, to bring fast relief — if any. Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some […]

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Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

WASHINGTON — Facing sharp criticism, administration officials on Sunday struggled to explain the executive actions President Trump used to circumvent Congress in the absence of an agreement on a coronavirus aid package, even as they defended him and insisted that Americans would receive the relief he promised. The president’s decision on Saturday to sign a […]

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Trump’s Census Shenanigans Have a Nefarious Purpose

Over the last few years, the Trump administration has fought to shape the 2020 census to its political benefit and the benefit of the Republican Party. In 2018, it sought to introduce a citizenship question on the census itself, to reduce response rates among immigrant communities. Then, after that was rebuffed by the Supreme Court, […]

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Trump’s Bank Was Subpoenaed by N.Y. Prosecutors in Criminal Inquiry

The New York prosecutors who are seeking President Trump’s tax records have also subpoenaed his longtime lender, a sign that their criminal investigation into Mr. Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known. The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Mr. Trump’s primary lender since […]

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President Trump and his Company Investigated for Possible Fraud, Filing Suggests

The Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested on Monday that it has been investigating President Trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud, a significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past. The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new federal court filing […]

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Trump Again Tries to Block Subpoena for Taxes, Calling It ‘Wildly Overbroad’

President Trump on Monday mounted his most forceful and detailed legal attack yet on the subpoena for his tax returns by the Manhattan district attorney, arguing the request was “wildly overbroad” and “issued in bad faith,” a new court filing shows. Mr. Trump’s lawyers asked a federal judge in Manhattan to declare that the subpoena […]

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A Trumpless Future Is Hard to Get Your Head Around

Gail Collins: Bret, welcome to our new conversing day. Let’s celebrate by disagreeing. This week Congress is trying to work out a second-stage coronavirus relief program. But the president has been stalling in an attempt to get them to cut payroll taxes. If I remember correctly, you’re a big champion of cutting the tax, which […]

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D.A. Accuses Trump of Delay ‘Strategy’ in Fight Over Tax Returns

The Manhattan district attorney’s office accused President Trump on Thursday of purposely dragging out a court battle over a subpoena seeking eight years of his tax returns in an attempt to effectively shield himself from criminal investigation. Carey R. Dunne, a lawyer for the prosecutor’s office, told a federal judge that the longer the president […]

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Trump Raises New Objections to Subpoena Seeking His Tax Returns

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a defeat to President Trump, clearing the way for the Manhattan district attorney to seek his tax returns, his lawyers on Wednesday renewed their efforts to block or at least narrow access to the records. Mr. Trump’s lawyers wrote to the federal judge in Manhattan who originally presided […]

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Should We Even Care About Trump’s Taxes?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In two landmark cases last week, the Supreme Court delivered President Trump a stinging legal defeat by ruling against his claim to “absolute immunity” from subpoenas, paving the way for prosecutors in New York to […]

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