Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris Released Her Tax Documents. Trump Still Hasn't.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) arrives to have lunch with Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem in New York City. According to Sharpton’s civil rights organization National Action Network, the two discussed criminal justice reform and other critical issues. Harris dined on a dish of chicken and waffles.
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California Sen. Kamala Harris reports that she and her husband had an adjusted gross income of about $1.9 million in 2018 and paid about $700,000 in federal taxes, according to AP News. The Democratic candidate for president, who released 15 years of tax returns, showed income last year of about $157,000 from her job in the Senate, as well as about $320,000 as a writer. She published her memoir, The Truths We Hold, earlier this year. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, an attorney, reported income of about $1.5 million.

In releasing her taxes, Harris joins many other 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. As AP reports, though, not all have shared their returns as extensively as Harris has:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York released her 2018 tax return in late March and urged her colleagues to do the same. She was the first Democratic candidate to do so. Gillibrand has released her returns annually since 2012. That year, she released her returns dating back to 2007.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts released a decade of her tax returns, as well as her 2018 returns.

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar this month released 12 years of tax returns, dating to 2006, when she first became a candidate for federal office.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who released just one year of tax returns when he ran for president in 2016, said more than a month ago that he would release a decade’s worth of returns. He and his campaign have said they will release his tax returns by Monday’s tax filing deadline.


Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to hide his tax returns. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he became the first nominee in decades to refuse to show the documents. House Democrats continue to demand release of the files, maintaining that access to the returns is justified as part of their oversight duties and is necessary in order to carry out the government’s system of checks and balances.

Correction: Sept. 22, 2019, 3:01 p.m. ET: This story has been edited to remove unattributed text.

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