Americans Still Want to See Trump's Tax Returns

Protesters plan on bringing three inflatable chickens to Saturday’s march. The balloons are meant to resemble President Trump

Protesters plan on bringing three inflatable chickens to Saturday’s march. The balloons are meant to resemble President Trump

We also know that he declared a almost $1 billion loss in the 1990s that could have wiped out all his federal income tax obligations for up to 18 years. "This is like badgering".

"It's going to make tax reform much harder" if Trump doesn't release his returns, Schumer said. And as we approach tax day Americans across the country are turning up the pressure on Trump to release his returns.

Americans have only seen small snippets of Trump's past tax returns.

Trump admitted to sales-tax cheating in 1983 after he bought more than $65,000 of jewelry at Bulgari, across the street from newly open Trump Tower, and having empty boxes sent to a CT address so he could evade more than $4,000 of taxes.

But here's an important fact that often gets lost on Tax Day: How does the United States compare to other nations when it comes to taxes?

"I do care about his taxes".

But polls still suggested otherwise. Indeed, it only seems to be gaining new attention, for several reasons.

Huge turnouts Saturday will tell Congress that those who side with Trump on tax secrecy should fear being voted out in 2018.

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The revelation provides the most recent glimpse at Trump's income.

Likewise, Trump has insisted he's given a considerable amount to charity, but done nothing much to substantiate those claims like all his predecessors did.

Why won't President Trump adhere to the same level of transparency as his Democratic and Republican predecessors? And a petition demanding that Trump release his returns has garnered more than 1 million signatures.

Second, concerns raised on the campaign trail about Trump's ongoing relationship to his business holdings have only deepened. "Trump's businesses around the world raise so many questions about whether his policies serve the national interest or his own bottom line". Where a legitimate blind trust would have seen Trump liquefy his assets and place them in the hands of a disinterested and detached third party, the president kept his branded properties and kept them in the hands of his children, with whom he's in regular contact. That includes a majority (53 percent) of Republicans.

Though taxes in general are confidential, Congress has long had the explicit legal authority to examine Trump's tax returns - through the Joint Committee on Taxation - and make its findings public. As a businessman and candidate for office, Trump repeatedly bragged about his financial ties to Russian Federation; now, he insists he has none. Through that and other special breaks - such as depreciation, exemption from "at-risk" rules, and "like-kind exchanges" - real estate tycoons can delay, shrink or completely eliminate their federal tax bills. The White House responded angrily, calling the release illegal. The Tax Day Marches, which are planned in dozens of cities, are expected to be the biggest political mass mobilization since the Women's March in January.

The Pittsburgh Tax March will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the City-County Building.

The city used $127 million in taxpayer money to build the golf course, but the Trump Organization operates it through a contract with the city and won't be required to pay fees until 2019.

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