Donald Trump doesn’t want to release his taxes…using the “I am being audited” excuse. Of course he can release his taxes, but doing so would only reveal whatever it is that Trump is hiding.
Every major party nominee since 1976 has released his tax returns while running for president, even though it is not required by law.
Well, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon wants to change that.
Wyden is on the Senate Finance Committee, and has introduced a bill that would require presidential candidates to release their most recent tax returns. The Presidential Tax Transparency Act, as the bill is called, would require candidates to make their latest three years of tax returns public no later than 15 days after becoming the nominee. If they do not comply, the treasury secretary would be directed to do so for them, provided the appropriate redaction of sensitive personal information.
In a statement, Wyden said, “Since the days of Watergate, the American people have had an expectation that nominees to be the leader of the free world not hide their finances and personal tax returns. Tax returns deliver honest answers to key questions from the American public. Do you even pay taxes? Do you give to charity? Are you abusing tax loopholes at the expense of middle class families? Are you keeping your money offshore? People have a right to know.”
So, what do you think Trump is hiding?
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