Sunday 24 September 2017

Donald Trump could be forced to release his tax returns under proposed New York laws

Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP)
Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democrats.

The measure does not mention Mr Trump by name, but it comes after the New York City Republican refused to release his tax returns during his successful run for the US presidency last year.

If the bill passes, the state would be required to release the past five years of state tax returns for Mr Trump.

It would also apply to other New Yorkers holding specific offices including the state's two US Senate seats and Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who already voluntarily releases his returns.

Democratic Senator Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, says New York has a unique opportunity to ensure all Americans can learn more about the president's financial interests.

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