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Tell Donald Trump: You must release your tax returns

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Tell Donald Trump:

“Release multiple years of your tax returns and level with the American people about your wealth, business dealings, how you truly make your money, the tax loopholes you take advantage of, the tax rate you actually pay and how your tax plan would benefit you personally.”

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    Tell Donald Trump: You must release your tax returns

    Donald J. Trump is now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, with a real chance of being elected to the highest political office in the United States. It’s an astonishing rise to power for someone whose racism, xenophobia and misogyny is out of step with the majority of Americans values. How did we get here?

    One reason is that, since the start of his campaign, Trump has gotten a free pass at every level – from his own party and more importantly from the corporate media that has lavished him with free media and attention around the clock. That free pass has to end now, and we can start by forcing Trump to release his tax returns.

    Releasing tax returns is something that every presidential candidate has had to do for the past 40 years, but Trump has refused to do so. Given his background and history, Trump’s wealth and business dealings are the clearest view into his experience and fitness to be president. These returns need to be out in the open for Americans to see, and we need to force the issue right now.

    Tell Donald Trump: You must release your tax returns.

    So far, Trump has been hiding behind a phony excuse that he can’t release his tax returns until the IRS finishes auditing him. But that claim has been repudiated by the IRS itself, and nothing is preventing Trump from releasing multiple years of returns.1

    Releasing tax returns is a crucial way for a presidential candidate to assure the public that he or she has no conflicts of interest. But with Donald Trump, who has made his business experience the central argument for his candidacy, the release of his tax returns are even more crucial. Recent financial disclosures made by Trump have already revealed the tremendous profits he has earned from companies whose policies he attacks.2 Trump’s tax returns are sure to reveal even more.

    Americans need to get the truth about Trump’s business dealings, his claims of extreme wealth, how he truly makes his money, what tax loopholes he is using to dodge taxes, the tax rate he actually pays, and how his tax plan would benefit him personally.

    We can’t let Trump get another free pass on his dangerous and destructive path to the presidency. Sign the petition now, and we’ll deliver the signatures directly to Trump Tower in New York City.

    Tell Donald Trump: You must release your tax returns.

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    1. Kevin McCoy and David Jackson, "IRS: Trump can release tax returns, regardless of audit," USA Today, February 26, 2016.

    2. Christina Wilkie, "Donald Trump Profits In Private From The Companies He Trashes In Public," Huffington Post, May 18, 2016.