How Trump’s tax plan would have affected his newly leaked return
By Meg Wagner Less than the average millionaire’s tax rate President Donald Trump paid about 24 percent in taxes on the $153 million he made in 2005, thanks to a tax he has vowed to get rid of — without it, he’d have owed a meager 4 percent. According to Trump’s 2005 tax return — obtained by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who reported it on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday night — the former businessman paid $36.5 million in income taxes.