Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have released their taxes ahead of the first presidential debate following reports of how little Donald Trump paid to the government in recent years.
The Biden campaign released online Mr Biden’s federal and Delaware tax returns from 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Additionally, Ms Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff’s, federal and California tax returns from 2019 were released.
Mr Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, made reported receiving $985,233 in adjusted gross income in 2019, of which they paid nearly $300,000 in federal taxes. This starkly contrasted what Mr Trump paid to the federal government based on a bombshell report from The New York Times.
According to the report, Mr Trump failed to pay federal taxes in recent years and paid just 2016 and 2017 in $750. The president, in stark contrast to all other past presidents, has refused to release his tax returns on his own to the American public.
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