House Democrats give IRS an extension to provide Trump tax returns

16 April, 2019, 04:56 | Author: Sue Riley
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

The couple reported donating $18,950 to charity, or 3.2%.

The perception of a contrast between Sanders' wealth and his rhetoric has become a campaign issue on both the left and the right. According to his Senate financial disclosure, he received $1.7 million in book royalties in 2016 and 2017, including $1.3 million in advances from the publisher MacMillian, Burlington Free Press shared.

Sanders released his tax returns on tax day, the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns. Trump has continued to ignore calls to release his returns, and House Democrats are now trying to use their majority power to obtain the documents from the Internal Revenue Service. These royalties were more modest, at $539.47 in 2017 and $2,520.60 in 2016. His 2018 filing was not yet available.

The independent senator from Vermont, who is leading early polls of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, released a decade's worth of tax returns on Monday that show he has earned seven figures in recent years, largely due to sales of his 2016 book, "Our Revolution".

Sanders: And we're going to fight for a wealth tax. He was paid and additional $391,000 for his books, including the bestselling "Where We Go From Here", published with Macmillan. "I think we'll see every serious candidate on the Democratic side of the ledger release their tax returns".

"I and other Democratic candidates are running campaigns based on principles and ideas and not engaging in mudslinging or personal attacks on each other", Sanders wrote in the April 13 letter first obtained by The New York Times Sunday. "If I make a lot of money, you make a lot of money, that is what I believe", Sanders added, defiant and plainly frustrated by the line of questioning.

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Governor Jay Inslee of Washington released 12 years of tax returns, showing that he and his wife earned US$202,912 last year. "Let the American people know".

Although the Democratic National Committee (DNC) refused to allow Fox News to hold debates with any of the 2020 Democrats, Sen.

The democratic socialist's central campaign message over two presidential runs has been an assault the millionaires and billionaires of the country and demand that they pay their "fair share" in taxes to fund universal healthcare, tuition-free college and a litany of other progressive promises.

The Sanders campaign said those rates do not reflect charitable proceeds given from one of his books, which he did not deduct from his taxes.

Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman from Texas, released 10 years of his returns on Monday night. It's an important meeting not just to discuss the horrific impact on this small town and this community, about GM preferring to give billions of dollars in stock buybacks to make the very rich even richer, while they chose to close down this plant and other plants around the country. He also stressed: "It is not antisemitic to be critical of rightwing government in Israel".

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