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Former Adviser: Trump Didn't Know Tax Codes

Trump had no time nor patience to learn the tax codes

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    Contrary to Donald Trump’s claims that he understands the tax code “better than anyone,” an attorney who worked with the Republican presidential candidate said he had little interest in the laws, NBC News reported.

    Jack Mitnick, a former tax advisor for Trump, said Trump had no time nor patience to learn the tax codes during the time he worked with the billionaire, through late 1996. Mitnick oversaw the 1995 tax filing, a portion of which was published by The New York Ties, showing a $916 million loss. He claimed that Trump had no involvement in the filing. 

     

    detailing a $916 million loss. He claimed that Trump had no involvement in the filing.detailing a $916 million loss. He claimed that Trump had no involvement in the filing. 

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    "He was interested in the bottom line, not the detail," Mitnick said on NBC's "Today" show. "Staff under my supervision did his returns - he had no involvement in the preparation."

    It is still unclear whether Trump used his 1995 filing to avoid paying any federal income taxes. Mitnick could not comment.