Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has published 15 years of tax returns on Sunday. No other candidate has made more returns, and one Harris campaigner said the publication made her "the most transparent candidate in this area when it comes to personal finance information."
Harris published his return from 2004 when she was a prosecutor in San Francisco until 2018, when she was US Senator. The Senator has filed a petition with her husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff, since their 2014 wedding.
The couple reported combined income of $ 1.89 million in 201
Prior to her marriage, Harris's income came mainly from her public office as a district attorney, the California Attorney General, and the US Senator.
Harris's tax-payers' taxation is in stark contrast to President Donald Trump, who has yet to file tax returns two years after his presidency. Representative Richard E. Neale (D-MA), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter to IRS Saturday in which he told the Trump administration by April 23 with the release of the President's tax returns provided by six years.
The Trump Administration has announced that it does not intend to release the returns and argues that the Congress requesting the documents constitutes a violation of the President's privacy. The Trump administration missed a deadline of 10 April to forward the tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.
What other Democratic candidates have published their tax returns?
So far, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) have all submitted their tax returns. None of them reports as much income as Harris.
Warren, who also filed with her husband, earned an income of $ 846,394 in 2018. Klobuchar released her tax returns until 2017, when she reported a combined income of $ 299,446 with her partner. Commenting on her recent earnings, Gillibrand said her Senate salary, along with $ 50,000 in book revenue, has increased, the Washington Post reported. Inslee earned $ 202,912 last year.
House Democrats adopted H.R. Bill and urged all presidential and vice presidential candidates to file tax returns in March. But this bill, which would also create a federal election day and automatic voter registration, requires dark money groups to report their funding, raise public funds for congressional campaigns, and increase voter registration on the same day, but was not adopted by the Republican -controlled Senate.
Warren, who released his taxes last week, said he would support Senate legislation requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.
"I've filed eleven years of my tax returns because nobody should ever have to guess who their elected officials work for," Warren said. "That should be law."
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that he will release his tax return 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 committed to doing so soon.