Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of long-awaited tax returns

Illinois Senate to Trump: No tax return, no spot on ballot

The tax returns released on Monday showed Sanders paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on his adjusted gross income in 2018.

Mr Trump himself has claimed that he can not release his tax returns because they are under audit, although technically there is nothing preventing him from doing so.

The returns provide a more detailed look at Sanders' finances than when he ran for president in 2016.

Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds an evening public rally along the waterfront in downtown San Diego, California, U.S., March 22, 2019.

Fox News mocked him on its website in a February story headlined: "Lifestyles of the rich and socialists: Bernie Sanders has 3 houses, makes millions".

"Bernie Sanders paid his fair share of taxes", Shakir said, adding that he hoped the returns would quiet the "hubbub and kerfuffle" that had grown in anticipation of its release.

"Center for American Progress leader Neera Tanden repeatedly calls for unity while simultaneously maligning my staff and supporters and belittling progressive ideas", Sanders wrote.

Sanders has said in interviews that his recent increase in income is due to the success of his books: 2016's "Our Revolution", which came out after Trump took the presidency and earned a spot on the Times' bestseller list and 2018's "Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance".

Sanders said that: "These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate".

The book is centered on his first campaign and the grassroots movement he worked to create while running against, and ultimately losing to, Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

"I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country".

Senator Amy Klobuchar released 12 years of tax returns, showing that she and husband earned about $292,000 in 2017. "If I make a lot of money, you make a lot of money, that is what I believe", said Sanders.

But among presidential candidates, Jeb Bush still holds the modern-day record for the size of a total tax release.

It's tradition for presidential candidates, and most candidates for federal office, to release their tax returns. In 2017, Sanders and his wife reported an adjusted gross income of a little more than $1.1 million from book sales. Perhaps the best argument for a Biden ticket is the possibility of reclaiming working-class Obama-Trump voters for the Democratic party.

Democrats in the House renewed efforts again in early April to force the president's hand in delivering at least six years of personal and business returns.

Illinois Senate Republicans blasted the bill for being unconstitutional, with state Sen.

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