Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released his 2019 tax return on Tuesday, hours before his first televised debate against Republican Donald Trump, involved in a fiscal controversy.
In a series of articles, The New York Times revealed this week that Donald Trump has not paid taxes for most of the past few years due to colossal losses in his business that the current President denies, although he has refused to release his tax returns. since arriving at the White House.
Hours before the first of three televised debates for the presidential race, Kate Bedingfield, the Democratic candidate’s campaign director, revealed the Biden couple’s 2019 tax return, recalling that their fiscal situation has been public for 22 years.
Also Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, released their 2019 tax return today, justifying the gesture with the need for US voters to know how much they pay the Department of US Treasury.
An investigation by The New York Times revealed that Donald Trump only paid $ 750 (less than 700 euros) in taxes in 2016 and 2017, and that he paid no amount in 11 of the past 18 years, allegedly because of high losses in the operation your business.
Trump’s lawyers have refused to show the President’s tax returns, notably to prosecutors who have already requested them in the context of several criminal investigations, citing the fact that the entrepreneur has his tax situation audited by the authorities.