Trump is due $1 million tax refund for Chicago skyscraper, agency rules
An Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill for his downtown Chicago skyscraper, but...
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that at issue is the Cook County Board of Review’s estimation of the value of the the Trump International Hotel & Tower’s rooms and retail space. In June, the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board voted 5-0 to reduce the assessment on the building’s commercial property.
The vote means that Trump is owed $1.03 million, money that would come out of the property taxes due the city of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools and several other government agencies. The Cook County State’s Attorney is disputing the refund and has filed a lawsuit with the Illinois Appellate Court in the hopes of blocking it.
The dispute is the latest chapter in a long-running legal battle over Trump’s tax bills that started more than 12 years ago and has led to more than $14 million in tax breaks for Trump. It also involves not only a former president who is at the middle of a host of legal battles but a Chicago alderman whose own legal troubles had been making headlines in Chicago for months. headtopics.com
Alderman Edward M. Burke, whose former law firm, Klafter & Burke, won the tax breaks for Trump, has been indicted on federal charges that he blocked businesses from getting city permits unless they hired the firm. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.
The dispute over the tax bills on the high-rise building has it’s own long history. Originally, the state agency rejected Trump’s argument that the vacant stores had no value because he could not find any tenants to lease them. A hearing officer for the state agency rejected Trump’s argument that the vacant stores at the building had no value because he couldn’t lease them. But a staff member later wrote a report that Trump was entitled to the refund.Read more: MarketWatch »
He will probably donate it like he did his salary. That sound you hear out the window is not machine guns firing. It’s millions of Democrat heads exploding. this is terrible news
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Agency: Trump is due $1M tax refund for Chicago skyscraperAn Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill for his downtown Chicago skyscraper, but local officials are trying to block the refund. He should be charged a fine for that ugly Bic lighter looking monstrosity. Tell me again how the system isn't rigged?
Trump raises big money in early 2021, but doesn't spend muchTrump, a Republican, established the Save America committee in November shortly after losing the presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden. Under Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules, the committee has broad leeway in how it can use its money. A filing with the FEC showed Save America made a $1 million contribution in June to the America First Policy Institute, a nonprofit run by veterans of his administration. Poor and middle class people donating directly into the pockets of a millionaire. Priceless… It’s being saved for his legal defense fund and his bank loans. Those little $10 & $25 contributions are being scammed from the loser supporters.
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New docs show Trump pressing DOJ to lie about election corruption.MaddowBlog: Fmr. President Trump urged the Justice Department to lie about imaginary election corruption, as part of a scheme to hold onto illegitimate power. MaddowBlog Could we have a redo on that last impeachment vote? Asking for some 'people' who are concerned. MaddowBlog You’re only touching the tip of the iceberg, start checking other republicans who are trying to point the finger at democrats. You will be surprised at what you find but I won’t. MaddowBlog This is all part of the 1/6 insurrection! Charge and imprison Trump!