About the bill
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns, making him the first major-party nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 not to do so. Three bills introduced in Congress, mostly by Democrats, would require both the major-party nominees for president from now on to release their tax returns. All three bills — H.R. 5386, S. 2979, andS. 3348 — are titled the Presidential Tax Transparency Act
Although Trump has claimed his returns are currently under audit and so cannot be made public (though the IRS said an audit did not prevent Trump from releasing his returns anyway), many speculate that Trump may be withholding the information because he pays little to no federal income taxes — as leaked pages from his tax returns the New York ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 18th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2016
Length: 5 pages
Jun 7, 2016
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Jan 5, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 305 (115th).
H.R. 5386 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5386. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Presidential Tax Transparency Act, H.R. 5386, 114th Cong. (2016).
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