Calls on All Attorney General Candidates to Embrace Transparency and Release Five Years of Income Tax Returns
NEW YORK -- Attorney General Candidate Tish James today publicly released her federal and state income tax returns for the last five years, providing the press and the public transparency into her finances. Allowing such access to a statewide candidate’s financial information comes after candidate Donald Trump refused to release any tax returns during the 2016 presidential election, and as he continues to evade the public’s call for oversight into his finances. Such transparency is necessary to address concerns about potential conflicts of interest and sources of income.
Highlighting the need for transparency, Tish James called on the other Attorney General candidates to follow her lead and publicly release five years of their income tax returns.
To view the returns in full, click here.
“New Yorkers deserve to know how and where candidates’ money comes from -- that was true during the Presidential election, and it’s true in this Attorney General race. As New Yorkers go to the polls to elect an Attorney General who will stand up to the Trump Administration and defend them from bad actors, transparency has never been more important. Every candidate running for Attorney General should release five years of tax returns,” said Attorney General Candidate Tish James.