Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, was buried on the first hole of the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey, so under state law Being a cemetery, it is a tax-free property..
According to Trump Family Trust tax documents released by ProPublica, the former president’s family has applied to reclassify the Hackettstown golf course land as non-profit cemetery companyreports the magazine Insider. Ivana Trump is the first person to be buried on the golf course, according to available information.
Under New Jersey law, any land used as a cemetery is exempt from property taxes, fees, or personal property taxes. They also do not pay corporate, income or inheritance tax.
State law defines a “cemetery business” as “a person, business, association, or other entity that owns a cemetery, but does not include religious organizations that own cemeteries and restrict burials to persons of their faith.” .
In 2012, information emerged about Trump’s intention to build a mausoleum for his grave on this land, but later it was reported that he intended to build a cemetery with more than a thousand graves. The following design includes “a family cemetery with ten graves”, as reported by ‘The Washington Post’ in 2017, and the latest redesign provides for 284 graves, some of which would go on sale.
Ivana Trump died on July 14 at her Manhattan home from an accidental fall. She was 73 years old.
Information from Europe Press.