Did Trump bury his first wife at his N.J. golf course to get a tax break? The savings don’t add up, experts say. – nj.com

Based on state law, any tax breaks for the cemetery would only apply to the 5,700 square feet, not the entire golf club property, said June Toth, a certified public accountant who provides audit and accounting services to cemeteries in New Jersey. Cemeteries in New Jersey are exempt from taxes, including property taxes, inheritance taxes, plus income, business and sales taxes.

back in New Jersey, Trump returned to the board the following year to make additions to the 10-plot cemetery plan, adding 284 more plots that would be sold, documents show. The plots would be “primarily for residents of Bedminster Township, veterans who have contact with Bedminster Township and members of the Trump National Golf Club,” Russo told the board. The plan was approved unanimously by Bedminster officials, records show.

To date, the Trump Family Trust hasn’t applied to the state for approval of the additional 284 plots, the Division of Consumer Affairs said on behalf of the cemetery board.

Did Trump bury his first wife at his N.J. golf course to get a tax break? The savings don’t add up, experts say. – nj.com