NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The New York City Department of Finance will work to determine whether or not President Donald Trump “cheated” on his New York City taxes, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
In an interview with NY1’s Errol Louis, de Blasio said the department would “get to work right away to determine if, in fact, the President of the United States cheated New York City on his taxes,” the New York Post reported.
The mayor’s remarks came a day after the New York Times reported that Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, citing his tax return data. The president also paid no income taxes in 10 of the 15 years prior to that, according to the report.
“I think a lot of (Trump’s) supporters are going to look at this and be very angry that it’s the least patriotic thing you could do, to use your wealth and power to evade the taxes you owe the people of this country,” de Blasio said, according to the outlet.
“I think we can guarantee based on the information from New York Times, that he hasn’t paid his city taxes the way he should have,” he added.