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.

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