Trump’s Taxes

Every president since Jimmy Carter has released his tax returns, yet President Trump refuses to do so.  What are Trump’s conflicts of interest? Is he colluding with Russia?  Is he enriching himself through his presidency?  A release of his tax returns would help to answer these important questions.  The Presidential Tax Transparency Act (H.R. 305 in the House and S. 26 in the Senate)  is a bi-partisan bill that will require all presidents and nominees for the president by major U.S. political parties to release their tax returns to the public. If they refuse, the Treasury would provide the returns to the Office of  Government Ethics or the Federal Election Commission.

April 13 Take Action:  Call Senator Feinstein (202-224-3841) to thank her for co-sponsoring S. 26.  Call Senator Harris (202 224-3553) and urge her to co-sponsor S. 26.  Call Representative LaMalfa and urge him to co-sponsor H.R. 305.


Presidential Tax Transparency Act
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns, making him the first major-party nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 not to do so. Three bills introduced in Congress, mostly by Democrats, would require both the major-party nominees for president from now on to release their tax returns. All three bills — H.R. 5386, S. 2979, and S. 3348 — are titled the Presidential Tax Transparency Act

S.26 and H.R. 305 – Presidential Tax Transparency Act . S. 26 was introduced in the Senate on 01/04/2017 Read twice and has been referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.  Track the bill at

H.R. 305 was introduced on 01/05/2017, and was referred to Ways and Means; Oversight and Government Reform.   Track this bill at

‘We the People’ Demand Mr. Trump Release His Tax Returns .  
January 2017 editorial in the New York Times

How to get Trump’s tax returns
From Until we see Trump’s tax returns, we cannot be certain that foreign governments don’t have leverage over President Trump. Use this explainer and sample questions to demand Trump’s tax returns at your MoC’s next congressional town hall.