As Trump Fights To Hide Tax Returns From The Public, Biden Released 22 Years of His Online For Everyone To See

Biden has taken a step that Trump has fought for years: released his tax returns for all to a see.

PolitiFact reports:

“In a Halloween-day pitch to voters in Flint, Mich., former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump over the New York Times’ reporting on his long-concealed tax returns, which revealed that Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2017 and 2016.

‘Why should you pay more in taxes than Donald Trump?’ Biden said at the event with former President Barack Obama. ‘He paid $750 in taxes the one year we know of. He’s yet to release. I’ve released 22 years of my tax returns. You can go online and look. He hasn’t released one.’

‘He talks about corruption,” Biden continued. “What is he hiding?’

The Democratic presidential nominee’s 22-years claim is accurate. He has made it before, including ahead of the first presidential debate, when he made public his 2019 tax returns.

The Biden campaign website lists Biden’s federal and state tax returns for 2019, 20182017 and 2016. It also lists Biden’s financial disclosure documents for 2020 and 2019 and the 2019 tax returns for his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, and her husband.

The returns show Biden and his wife, Jill, paid nearly $288,000 in federal income taxes in 2019.

Biden’s tax returns for the previous eight years, covering the rest of his two terms as Obama’s vice president, can be found in archived press releases from the Obama White House. Those included tax returns released for 2015201420132012201120102009and 2008.

Asked for the remaining 10 years’ worth of filings, the Biden campaign pointed to an archived Q&A from Obama’s 2008 campaign website, which linked to many years of Biden’s tax returns from his decades-long stint as a U.S. senator representing Delaware. The page included tax returns from 200720062005200420032002200120001999, and 1998.

The 22 years of Biden tax returns are also available as part of an archive maintained by Tax Notes.”

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