- Tax documents acquired by the New York Times show that an unnamed consultant received a fifth of the profits from many Trump Organization projects as tax-deductible fees
- Public financial disclosures show that Ivanka Trump received payments exactly matching the fees. People involved with the projects have no recollection of any outside contractors
- A similar 2011 case brought by the IRS against a firm dodging taxes by funneling money through their own contracting companies was decided in favor of the IRS
Among the many dubious dealings alleged by a New York Times report on Donald Trump’s tax returns is funneling millions in consulting fees to his daughter Ivanka Trump, passing down his wealth while writing it off as an expense to avoid paying taxes on the gift.
The action would mirror the transfer of wealth to Donald Trump from his father, Fred Trump, which a separate Times investigation alleged