Progress

10,889 signed
+889 over goal

Sign the Petition to

United States Congress

President Donald Trump wants to cut taxes massively for corporations and the wealthy -- but he won’t come clean with us about what taxes he pays or how big a tax cut this bill would give him.

Before Congress rewrites our country’s tax code at Trump’s behest, it must demand he release his tax returns -- and refuse to hold a vote on Trump’s tax plans until he does.

Signed,

Common Cause

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

Donald Trump's new "tax reform" plan would be a massive windfall for special interests and the super-wealthy like himself and his family. But because Trump won't release his tax returns, we have...

Donald Trump's new "tax reform" plan would be a massive windfall for special interests and the super-wealthy like himself and his family. But because Trump won't release his tax returns, we have no way of knowing how much it would benefit him, his children, or his companies.

Congress should refuse to vote on Trump's tax plan until the American people find out exactly how much he stands to gain.

Trump broke with decades of bipartisan precedent by refusing to release his tax returns during his presidential run (and refusing to place his assets in a blind trust after winning). And there are already plenty examples of him and his family personally profiting from the presidency.

But Trump's new tax plan could take that self-dealing into overdrive -- while Americans are forced to judge it without any idea how much passing it would benefit Trump himself.

This is exactly why presidents of both parties have shared their tax returns with the public -- so that voters can hold them accountable and evaluate conflicts of interest. But instead, Trump wants to rewrite our nation's tax laws while keeping his own business dealings secret.

Just one example -- Trump himself has admitted a personal motivation in pushing to end the estate tax, telling senators on a phone call that his accountant told him he'd "get killed" if it weren't repealed. There are countless opportunities for Trump to avoid paying millions in taxes -- and we can't know for sure what they are without seeing his tax returns.

Everyone has a right to know, and we all deserve basic transparency from the President of the United States. So before Congress holds a vote on Trump's tax plan, it ought to demand the President give the public a clear picture of his background, experience, and business interests.

Please add your name to tell Congress: Don't vote on Trump's tax plan without seeing his taxes -- and how much he'll benefit -- first!

9 comments

to comment