According to the Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, Donald Trump will make his tax returns public as soon as the IRS finishes auditing him. Pence also promised that he will release his tax returns soon after the Labor Day holiday.
“Donald Trump and I are both going to release our tax returns,” Pence said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. He added: “I’ll release mine in the next week.”
The Republican presidential nominee falsely claims he can’t release his tax returns while under audit by the Internal Revenue Service. His running mate, Pence, tried to defend him by claiming he would release them “at the completion of an audit.”
It is very doubtful that the audit will finish before the November election, but the IRS insisted that there are no laws stopping the former reality star from making them public before the conclusion of the audit.
When host Chuck Todd asked Pence if they will be released before the November election, Pence answered, “Well, we’ll see.”
In an interview last month, Eric Trump insisted that is would be “foolish” for his father to make his tax return public, because “you would have a bunch of people who know nothing about taxes trying to look through and trying to come up with assumptions on things they know nothing about.”
The Indiana Governor told ABC Radio recently that his family had “not become more wealthy as a result of 16 years in public service” claiming, “we’re a middle-class family.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running-mate Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine made their 2015 tax returns public last month.
According to the Washington Post, Trump has donated less than $10,000 of his money to charity in the past 7 years.