Support HR 305, "The Presidential Tax Transparency Act"
The Presidential Tax Transparency Act (H.R. 305 in the House and S. 26 in the Senate) is a bipartisan bill that will require all Presidents and nominees for President by major U.S. political parties to release their tax returns to the public. Doing so voluntarily has been a decades-long tradition of transparency for holders of the highest office of the land. In explaining his rationale for releasing his taxes, Nixon infamously said, "people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook". While a candidate, Trump repeatedly promised to release his taxes, but claimed he couldn't because he was under audit. The IRS stated that federal privacy rules prohibit the agency from discussing individual tax matters, but "nothing prevents individuals from sharing their own tax information." Trump's unwillingness to be transparent in this matter suggests he may have something to hide. The bill has 75 co-sponsors and counting from both sides of the aisle in the House. House Democrats are hoping to find even more support as this bill is introduced to the House Ways and Means Committee. "