In this little piece of dirt
Buried Ivana Trump on a golf course to save on taxes?
Written by Charlotte Andres
07/31/2022, 3:20 PM
Former US President Donald Trump is said to have buried his ex-wife Ivana on his golf course for financial reasons. According to one of the professors, this should save him a lot of money. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s resorted to weird tactics to keep the place cheap.
On July 20, Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of the former US president, was buried on the golf course of her ex-husband: Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Spartan tomb. The photo of the cemetery shows only the tombstone and a small white flower bouquet. Such as “daily Mail” Referring to a Twitter post by Professor Brooke Harrington, Trump may have chosen the unusual burial site for tax reasons.
Brooke Harrington is Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth and describes herself as a tax researcher. She is convinced that Donald Trump put his ex-wife on the spot for financial reasons. She posted a photo of Ivana Trump’s grave on Twitter, and said: “I was concerned by rumors that Trump had buried his ex-wife in this sad little patch of dirt on a golf course in Bedminster, NJ just for tax breaks.”
But that’s exactly what it could have been: According to Harrington, state law grants tax savings to the land where human remains are buried. There must be no provision for the amount of human remains needed to qualify for the tax exemption.
Save taxes with goats
However, research by the Daily Mail shows that the exemption only applies as long as the property is less than ten hectares in size. Donald Trump’s property is much larger, so the tax credit can’t be applied to the entire golf club, but only to the area around the cemetery.
report from “Wall Street Journals” From 2016. Trump kept a herd of goats in Bedminster, which contributed to the organization’s claims that the area was farmland. The magazine estimated that without the farmland tax credit, Trump would have to pay about $80,000 annually in royalties.
“What a beautiful country”
According to an article in “Washington Post” As of 2017, Trump’s company also wrote in the files that Donald Trump had previously chosen this property specifically for his last resort “because it was his favorite property.” As early as 2007, the former president proposed building a cemetery on the golf course to create a family mausoleum for him and his family members. Then in 2014, the Trump Organization obtained permits for ten burial sites on his land.
Trump told Page Six at the time, “This is a beautiful country, and Bedminster is one of the richest places in the country.” For this reason, Ivanka and Jared Kushner, Trump’s daughter, may have decided to marry on the property in 2009.
Donald Trump has yet to comment on the tax allegations. However, the fact that his ex-wife was buried on his golf course for purely tax reasons seems unlikely, given that he himself is considering his final resting place in Bedminster. And ahead of Ivana Trump’s funeral, the Trump Organization set aside the land in Bedminster “so that she can hold a traditional Catholic funeral,” according to the New York Times.