Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) released 15 years of income tax returns on Sunday. No other candidate has published more returns, and a Harris campaign assistant said that this publication made her "the most transparent candidate on the ground with personal finance information." ".
Harris published the 2004 statement when she was a San Francisco attorney in 2018 when she was a senator in the United States. The senator has filed jointly with her husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff, since their marriage in 2014.
The couple reported a combined income of $ 1.89 million in 2018 and paid $ 697,000 in taxes at a rate of 37%. Most of the couple's revenue for 2018 came from Emhoff's work as an entertainment law and intellectual property associate at DLA Piper Law. Harris reported a personal income of $ 157,352 from his work as a US senator and $ 320,125 in revenue from his memoirs, The truths we hold. Last year, Emhoff and Harris donated $ 27,259 to charity.
Prior to his marriage, Harris's income came mainly from his public service work as District Attorney, California Attorney General and US Senator.
Harris' flexibility in taxation is at odds with President Donald Trump who, two years after taking office, has not yet released a tax return. Richard E. Neale (D-MA), Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to the IRS on Saturday, giving the Trump administration until April 23 the release of the President's tax returns for a period of six years.
The Trump administration indicated that it did not intend to publish the reports and argued that the Congress' demand for the documents represented a violation of the president's privacy. The Trump administration failed to meet the deadline of April 10 to file tax returns with the House Ways and Means Committee.
What other Democratic candidates have published their report?
Until now, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jay Inslee (D-WA) have all published their tax returns. None of them brings in as much revenue as Harris.
Warren, who also filed jointly with her husband, reported an income of $ 846,394 in 2018. Klobuchar issued her tax returns until 2017, when she reported combined income with her partner of 299,446 $. In his most recent returns, Gillibrand announced his salary in the Senate as well as $ 50,000 in book revenue, the Washington Post reported. Inslee generated $ 202,912 in revenue last year.
Democrats in the House passed a bill to require all presidential and vice-presidential candidates to file their tax returns in March. But this law, which would also create a holiday in federal elections, automatically registering voters, would force black money groups to declare their funding, would set up public funding for congressional campaigns and would increase the number of votes. voter registration the same day, was not taken over by the Republican Senate controlled party.
Warren, who released his taxes last week, said she would support a Senate law requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.
"I have prepared my tax returns for a period of eleven years because no one should ever have to guess who the elected representatives work for," Warren said. "Doing this should be the law."
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that he would release his tax returns by Monday.
Several other Democratic candidates, including Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former DHS Secretary Julián Castro, and former Texas Congressman Beto O 'Rourke, have not yet released their tax returns, but have pledged to do so. soon.