On Tax Day, Hoylman Urges Passage of Bills Revealing Trump's Taxes

Hoylman’s S5072 would authorize the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to share state income tax information with a requesting Congressional committee

Hoylman’s S2271 would require the disclosure of tax returns by statewide elected public officials including the president of the United States

Hoylman’s S32-A  would require the disclosure of tax returns by candidates for president and vice president

NEW YORK, NY - Senator Brad Hoylman (D/WF-Manhattan) released the following statement on April 15, Tax Day:

Senator Hoylman said: “Today, as millions of New Yorkers file their taxes, we are reminded that Donald Trump has yet to disclose his tax returns, citing an ongoing audit—although there is no Internal Revenue Service rule stopping him from doing so.

The practice of releasing tax returns is a political norm for a reason: candidates seeking higher office should be held to a higher standard of transparency. Behaving ethically is not optional.

The American people deserve to know whether their elected officials are using public office to enrich themselves, or governing with conflicts of interest. If Washington fails to give the American people the transparency they deserve, New York must take the lead.”