5 things to know about Tax Day: refunds are up, audits down

"You're not going to change someone's opinion of Trump merely by what's in his tax returns", Luntz said.

It is precisely those conflicts of interest that those who want Trump to release his tax returns seek to shed light on.

The Tax Day protesters called for Trump to release his tax returns - something almost all major presidential candidates have done since the 1970s - and call on lawmakers to represent their interests over those of major corporations.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday issued a number of tweets in a bid to play down a number of protests across the country demanding the release of his tax returns.

Although the American people will not be able to hold Trump accountable for what's in his tax documents, the IRS certainly will. She and a friend rode a bus from New Jersey to New York City to take part in protests.

President Donald Trump's promise to overhaul of the tax code could be in trouble - with Democrats using the president's refusal to release his own taxes as leverage in any negotiations on a tax rewrite, The New York Times reported.

The movement calls for "transparency" and complains in a statement on its Web site that "despite intense public pressure, President Trump has not yet done so (published his tax returns) - breaking with 40 years of precedent in the process". Mr. Trump said in January.

Organizations around the country made a decision to use this Tax Day and turn it into a nationwide Rally.

"He is still under audit, the statement still stands", Spicer said in the White House press briefing on Monday, describing the audit as "a routine one that continues". Experts believe those records would uncover any of Trump's financial conflicts of interest, including possible business ties to Russian Federation.

View Jeff Malet's photos of the D.C. Tax March by clicking on the photo icons below. Organizers say marches are taking place in about 150 cities.

To date, Trump hasn't publicly released any of his tax returns, even though he said in 2014 that he would. "Ron Wyden called on Trump to 'knock off the secrecy".

"Have him release those tax returns so we can see what kind of connections he has".

The Tax Foundation adds up all federal taxes - not just income taxes, the returns for which are due today - plus state and local taxes in calculating Tax Freedom Day, divides that by the total personal income earned by Americans then factors in the days in a year.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)

Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike over treatment
In recent years, previous Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli custody have come close to death and had to be hospitalized. Barghouti was arrested in 2002 during the violent Palestinian uprising and convicted on multiple counts of murder.

Didier Drogba joins United States side Phoenix Rising as player and executive
I have taken my time in deciding what I wanted to do next and am really excited about the opportunity at Phoenix Rising FC . The USL has continued to elevate its role in the North American soccer landscape, securing Division II status from the U.S.

Man accused of stealing more than 100 cellphones at Coachella
Devices were returned to owners who had already discovered their phones were missing, while the rest wait to be collected. Ronaldo De Jesus Henao has a much more specific talent: He's apparently very, very good at stealing smartphones.

Kylie Jenner debuts neon hair
A people source revealed that Kylie and Scott were seen together at a private table where they were joined by friends. Blac Chyna then started to throw shade on Kylie in 2015 through her Instagram account.

Daesh car-bomb attack kills 16 in W. Mosul: Iraqi army
Iraqi forces forced Islamic State out of the eastern side of the city in January. It is unclear how exactly the two group may work together, Allawi said.

Rest In Paradise! Charlie Murphy Passes Away At Age 57
According to Relix.com, Mayer welcomed the stand-up comic on the stage during his final song " You're Gonna Live Forever in Me ". CORNISH: Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy , he died yesterday after a long battle with leukemia.

Kim Kardashian bans husband Kanye from attending music festival
The next episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians will address Kanye West's hospitalization. Kim Kardashian has shared a stylish family photo - on Easter weekend.

Asian Economies Remain Concerned About Trade with US
The decision not to name China a currency manipulator has marked one of the sharpest major reversals of Trump's young presidency. Treasury and will express its opinions about the department's concerns over the New Taiwan dollar and U.S. dollar exchange rate.

AIR gets messages against Jadhav sentence from Pak listeners
Growing by 14%, exports from Pakistan to India amounted to United States dollars 286 million in July-February. He has the right to appeal within 40 days to an Appellate Court.

Harrison, Villa score; NYCFC beats winless Union 2-0
The Frenchman said: "When I realised that the ball was in the back of the net, it was fantastic". Jack Harrison had opened the scoring for City, whose win was sealed thanks to Villa's goal.

Mountain lion suspected of snatching dog from family's bedroom
The dog's carcass has not been found, but bloodstains were found near the door - the lone signs of an intruder, Fought told CBS. Neighbors have been warned to be especially wary of mountain lions after one displayed such boldness.

Nokia 6 Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 These Days
Nokia 9 is speculated to feature an iris scanner, so we can expect the fingerprint scanner to be placed under the display. Both smartphones were rumoured to get launched at HMD Global's Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference in February.

Trump administration says no USA trading partners manipulate currency
That "distortion in the global trading system. imposed significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies". In a recent interview after meeting China's President Xi Jinping, he said he no longer planned to go ahead with the move.

Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles
One day after the Easter Bunny was hopping all over MA , thousands of runners hit the road to race in the Boston Marathon. Keflezighi, who finished 13th in the 2017 race with a time of 02:17:00, is stepping away from competitive running.

Man arrested in connection to Vanessa Marcotte murder case
Massachusetts State Police arrested 31-year-old Angelo Colon Ortiz in death of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton in August 2016. She went for a run on the afternoon of August 7, and she was reported missing when she didn't return home as expected.

More News

More News