Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president of the United States, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, released their 2019 income tax returns on Tuesday (29).
Biden’s campaign asked President Donald Trump to do the same.
Biden and his wife, Jill, paid more than $ 346,000 in federal taxes and other payments for 2019.
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Their income was almost US $ 985 thousand (R $ 5.5 million), and they sought a refund of US $ 47 thousand (R $ 265 thousand) that they claimed to have overpaid to the government.
“This is a historic level of transparency that aims to give the American people again the faith that their leaders will take care of the people and not their own profits,” said Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, hours before the first. debate between Biden and Trump, scheduled for Tuesday night.
“Mr. President, release your income tax return or shut up,” she added.
Trump tax reporting
A report in The New York Times published on Sunday shows that President Trump has not paid taxes in 10 of the 15 years preceding his election.
The Republican contributed $ 750 (R $ 4,230) in 2016 and 2017, respectively the year he was elected and the first year he occupied the White House.
There are other revelations: he spent $ 70,000 ($ 390,000) to care for his hair and paid consulting fees to one of his daughters, Ivanka Trump.
He contracted debts of US $ 300 million (R $ 1.7 billion) to be debited over the next four years.
For the first time, Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be face to face in the 2020 US presidential campaign. The event will take place at Case Western Reserv University in Cleveland, Ohio, and will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
The meeting starts at 22h (Brasília time) and will last for 90 minutes, without breaks. There will be six blocks of 15 minutes each, divided by subjects selected by Wallace. There will be no fact checking by the moderator.