BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY - JULY 28: Former U.S. President Donald Trump plays his shot from the 14th tee during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former US President Donald Trump, was buried just under two weeks ago at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. Several media outlets are now reporting that the choice of final resting place could have a positive effect on Donald Trump’s company’s tax payments.

In New Jersey, land used as a cemetery is exempt from all taxes and duties, Business Insider quoted as saying from the state’s tax law. “Cemetery companies are also expressly exempt from paying property taxes, levies and assessments as well as personal property taxes on their properties, as well as trade taxes, sales taxes, income taxes and inheritance taxes.”

Cemetery businesses in New Jersey are individuals and businesses that own or operate a cemetery, the report said.

Ivana Trump’s burial near the first hole on the golf course is said to not have been Donald Trump’s first attempt to establish a cemetery on the property. In 2012, the US radio station NPR reported on a planned mausoleum that the entrepreneur at the time planned for himself.

Since then, the plan has changed again and again, reports “Business Insider”. In the meantime, Trump has planned a cemetery with more than 1,000 graves. In 2017, the “Washington Post” wrote about the idea of ​​establishing a family cemetery with ten spaces. A more recent draft is to provide for a cemetery with 284 spaces.

Ivana Trump died about two and a half weeks ago after falling in her New York apartment. The former wife of then-entrepreneur Donald Trump was 73 years old. Accusations against Trump of only burying his ex-wife on his golf course to save taxes are increasing on Twitter.