This week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) joined the handful of other Democratic presidential candidates who released their tax returns as part of their 2020 campaign and a push to pressure President Donald Trump to release his.
Klobuchar released her 2018 taxes on Monday, a move she’s taken every year for the past 13 years. She told ABC News that Trump needs to follow suit and “quit hiding from the American people.”
“I figure he must be coming to release his taxes,” Klobuchar said of Trump campaigning in her home state of Minnesota on tax day. “I released 12 years of taxes and I look forward to seeing his.”
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I’ve released 12 years of tax returns, so I can only assume that the President is coming to my home state on Tax Day to do the same… pic.twitter.com/J7mfWFKgKL
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) April 12, 2019
Harris released a whopping 15 years of tax returns on Sunday — a return for each year she’s served in public office. Out of the five candidates who have made their returns public — Senators Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — Harris reported the highest income for 2018 of $1.89 million at a 39 percent tax rate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) promised he would release ten years worth of tax returns by Monday. Other candidates have indicated they will make their’s public sometime in their campaign.
Trump is the first president in decades who hasn’t made his tax returns public, and Democrats are itching to see what could be hiding in years of personal and business finances.
This month, Democrats in the House Ways and Means Committee requested six years of the president’s tax returns from the IRS. Trump and his team are continuing to fight the notion that his returns should be made public, claiming that the taxes are still under audit by the IRS.
An IRS audit does not prevent an individual from releasing their tax returns.