Trump's Tax Returns

MOST YEARS OVER THE PAST 20, BILLIONAIRE TRUMP PAID LESS IN TAXES THAN NURSES & TEACHERS

Income Tax Figures Updated to Account for Refundable Tax Credits and Non-Taxable Returns Nurses, teachers, firefighters, and other frontline workers all on average paid more in federal income taxes than billionaire Donald Trump in all but five years between 2000 and 2017. That analysis is based on a comparison of the recent bombshell New York […]

ATF APPLAUDS GOV. NEWSOM FOR SIGNING BILL ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Legislation Helps Restore Transparency to Presidential Elections Americans for Tax Fairness today applauded California Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing a bill to require presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release five years of federal tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state’s primary ballot. Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, said […]

‘WHAT IS HE HIDING?’ ATF STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S LAWSUIT OVER HIS TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today concerning the lawsuit filed by President Trump against the House Ways & Means Committee to prevent the release of his personal and business tax returns. “President Trump is taking extraordinary legal measures to block Congress and the public from seeing his […]

GOV. CUOMO’S SIGNATURE ON TRUST ACT IS ‘VICTORY FOR PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW”

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement on New York Gov. Cuomo’s signing of the TRUST ACT, which authorizes state officials to share tax return information of elected officials upon a request from Congressional Committees: “Today’s action by Gov. Cuomo is a victory for the public’s right to know. […]

ATF STATEMENT ON LAWSUIT FOR TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today on the decision by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to file a lawsuit to compel the Treasury Department to furnish Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns for the last six years. “It’s unfortunate that the committee has to resort […]

WHY NEW YORK ASSEMBLY SHOULD SUPPORT TRUST ACT

U.S. Congress Needs to Know if Trump Violated Tax Laws This week, the New York Assembly may vote on whether the U.S. Congress will get to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. In light of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s refusal to abide by a lawful request to provide six years of Trump’s tax returns to the […]

ATF Statement in Support of Rep. Neal’s Subpoenas To Mnuchin, IRS Commissioner

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans For Tax Fairness, released the following statement today concerning the issuing of subpoenas by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig for refusing to turn over six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns as requested: “This is […]

STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP MISSING TODAY’S DEADLINE FOR TURNING OVER HIS TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement on President Trump missing today’s 5 p.m. deadline for turning over six years of his tax returns as requested by Rep. Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. “President Trump believes he is above the law. He and Treasury Secretary […]

STATEMENT ON REP. NEAL’S REQUEST FOR TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement on Rep. Richard Neal’s request today for six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. “Rep. Neal has done the right thing by requesting the president’s tax returns and deserves our thanks. The legal justification for his request is narrow and focused on whether the […]

ATF Testimony in Support of California Senate Bill 27

March 12, 2019 The Honorable Senator Thomas J. Umberg Chair, Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee State Capitol, Room 2203 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Senate Bill 27 (McGuire, Weiner) – SUPPORT Dear Chairperson Umberg: With more than 32,000 members and online supporters in California, Americans for Tax Fairness is a coalition representing 425 national, state […]

HOUSE ADOPTS AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1 TO REQUIRE RELEASE OF TRUMP’S BUSINESS TAX RETURNS ON TOP OF PERSONAL RETURNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement today on the passage of H.R. 1, which included the ATF-supported amendment that expands the scope of the requirement for presidential and vice-presidential candidates and the president and vice president to release 10 years of their tax returns to […]

AMERICANS FOR TAX FAIRNESS TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY FOR HEARING THURSDAY ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

ATF Report Details Case for Congress to Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for Tax Fairness will submit testimony for a hearing Thursday by the House tax committee’s oversight panel on a proposal to require presidents and presidential candidates to release their personal tax returns. ATF’s testimony is based on its detailed report […]

USA Today (OP-ED): Here’s Why Congress Should Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns Now

This opinion piece appeared in USA Today. Frank Clemente & Will Rice wrote: Far from a witch hunt or partisan political attack, Democratic Congressional efforts to obtain President Trump’s tax returns are a necessary exercise of legislative oversight responsibility. The president’s returns, and those of his more than 500 businesses, could answer essential questions about his […]

Testimony About H.R. 1 and Trump’s Tax Returns to House Ways & Means Subcommittee – 2/7/19

Ways & Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight 1139 E. Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Via email to: W&Mdem.submission@mail.house.gov RE: Submission of Frank Clemente, Executive Director, Americans for Tax Fairness, Regarding Legislative Proposals and Tax Law Related to Presidential and Vice-Presidential Tax Returns Dear Chairman Lewis and Subcommittee Members: Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) […]

AMERICANS FOR TAX FAIRNESS TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY FOR HEARING THURSDAY ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

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REPORT: THE CASE FOR CONGRESS OBTAINING TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

LETTER: 56 NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS URGE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS – 10/24/18

Dear Leaders Schumer and Pelosi and Ranking Members Wyden and Neal, We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to make obtaining and publicly releasing President Trump’s tax returns, and those of his more than 500 business entities, a top priority on Day One of the 116th Congress. The urgency in seeing President Trump’s tax returns dates […]

Letter to IRS Concerning Trump Foundation

American Family Voices  •  Americans for Tax Fairness  •  Campaign for Accountability  •  Center for American Progress  •  Center for Biological Diversity  •  Center for Media and Democracy  •  Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)  •  Common Cause  •  Demand Progress Action  •  End Citizens United  •  Free Speech For People  •  Public […]

Trump’s Tax Returns Shareable Graphics

A collection of shareable images calling on President Trump to release his tax returns to use in your network. Looking for talking points about the importance of Trump releasing his tax returns? See the Wall Street Journal article and his admissions here, and check out our page in response.

ATF Testimony in Support of Massachusetts Senate Bill 365

Editorial Board Memo: This Tax Day Trump’s Refusal to Disclose His Taxes Risks 40-Year Tradition – 8/10/17

As Tax Day approaches, an important civic tradition is at risk. Since Jimmy Carter was in office, presidents of both parties have released their tax returns on or around April 15. This 40-year tradition has assured citizens that their president is playing by the same rules as they are by paying taxes —a vital concept […]

ATF Memo: Explanation of How Trump’s Tax Returns Could Shed Light on His Connections with Russia – 5/18/17

This memo describes possible financial entanglements with Russia and Russian business interests that might be revealed on President Trump’s tax returns. The memo describes (1) Trump’s past financial entanglements with Russia, (2) the importance of disclosure of the tax filings of hundreds of Trump business entities in addition to Trump’s personal tax returns, and (3) […]

ATF Testimony in Support of Rhode Island Senate Bill 91

ATF Testimony in Support of Maine Legislative Document 1422

ATF Op-ed in Huffington Post: Top 3 Reasons President Trump Must Release His Tax Returns

President Trump claims ordinary people “don’t care at all” that he’s the first chief executive in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns. But a January Washington Post-ABC News poll found three quarters (74%) of Americans say Trump should release his tax returns.  That includes a majority (53%) of Republicans. A White […]

Editorial Board Memo: This Tax Day President Trump’s Refusal to Disclose His Taxes Risks 40-Year Tradition

As Tax Day approaches, an important civic tradition is at risk. Since Jimmy Carter was in office, presidents of both parties have released their tax returns on or around April 15. This 40-year tradition has assured citizens that their president is playing by the same rules as they are by paying taxes —a vital concept […]

ATF Testimony in Support of California Senate Bill 149

ATF Letter Supporting Presidential Tax Transparency Act of 2017

March 7, 2017 Dear Senator: On behalf of ATF’s 425 endorsing organizations, I write to request that you cosponsor S. 26, The Presidential Tax Transparency Act, a bill introduced by Senator Ron Wyden to require the president and presidential nominees of major political parties to publicly release their three most recent federal income tax returns. […]

4 Reasons Donald Trump Should Release His Tax Returns

Below are four reasons President Trump should release his tax returns: To find out if Trump has paid any federal income taxes. Many rich people—especially real estate investors like Trump—use tax loopholes to slash their tax bills. We know Trump has paid zero federal income taxes in at least two and in as many as […]

Admission of Self-Dealing by Trump Foundation Shows Why President-Elect Trump Must Release His Tax Returns

Americans for Tax Fairness Executive Director Frank Clemente made the following statement in response to today’s Wall Street Journal report that “President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation engaged in self-dealing in 2015 and prior years, the foundation said in an Internal Revenue Service filing.” “Today we learned that Donald Trump’s Foundation made illegal payments to ‘foundation […]