A portion of the documents that President Donald Trump refused to make public were obtained and released on an episode of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on March 14.
The tax forms were turned over anonymously to David Cay Johnston, the founder of the website DCReport.com. Johnston said that the documents were placed in his mailbox. They are from 2005 and show that Trump reported an income of $150 million and paid an effective tax rate of 25 percent.
Read the 1040 filing from 2005 below, courtesy of NBC News:
The White House said in a statement prior to the tax filing being released on the show that Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005. It said that Maddow is “desperate for ratings” by “violating the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago.” It said that Trump had an obligation “to pay no more tax than legally required.
Trump previously said on the campaign trail that he would not release the returns because they were going through an audit. Shortly after Trump was sworn into office, the Trump administration said they likely will not ever release the tax filings because there wasn’t much interest in it.
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