Democratic 2020 contender Kamala Harris releases 15 years of tax returns, reporting that she and her husband brought in $1.9million last year and paid the federal government about $700,000

  • California Sen Kamala Harris published her tax return documents on Sunday 
  • Harris reported an income of about $157,000 in 2018 from her job as a senator, as well as about $320,000 in net income as a writer 
  • The bulk of their income came from the $1.5million Emhoff made as an attorney
  • Their average effective tax rate has been roughly 32 percent since they got married in 2014
  • Fellow Democratic hopefuls Sens Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar had already released their tax returns
  • Sen Bernie Sanders is expected to release his any day now

By Associated Press

Published: 08:05 EDT, 14 April 2019 | Updated: 12:51 EDT, 14 April 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.9million last year.

The 528-page compilation of documents released Sunday provides the fullest picture of her finances as she pursues a White House bid.

Harris reported an income of about $157,000 in 2018 from her job as a senator, as well as about $320,000 in net income as a writer; a book she wrote was published earlier this year. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, earned about $1.5million working as an attorney.

Their average effective tax rate has been roughly 32 percent since they got married in 2014. 

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018. The California senator is seen speaking to students at a local cafe in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday

Harris is the latest Democratic presidential contender to release her taxes. President Donald Trump has continued to refuse to release his since the 2016 presidential campaign, when he became the first nominee in decades to buck the tradition of disclosure. 

House Democrats are pressing for access to Trump’s tax returns, which would give lawmakers far greater insight into the president’s business dealings and potential conflicts of interest, as they exercise their oversight role.

Harris and her husband reporting giving a small portion of their income – often about one percent to three percent a year – to charitable causes. 

Harris reported no charitable contributions some years when she was California’s attorney general.

Harris reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.9million last year

The Democrats who are running for president in 2020 have released their tax returns to varying degrees.

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand of New York released her 2018 tax return in late March and urged her colleagues to do the same. She was the first Democratic candidate to do so. 

Gillibrand has released her returns annually since 2012. That year, she released her returns dating back to 2007.

Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts released a decade of her tax returns, as well as her 2018 returns.

Minnesota Sen Amy Klobuchar this month released 12 years of tax returns, dating to 2006, when she first became a candidate for federal office.

Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, who released just one year of tax returns when he ran for president in 2016, said more than a month ago that he would release a decade’s worth of returns. 

He and his campaign have said they will release his tax returns by Monday’s tax filing deadline.

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand of New York released her 2018 tax return in late March and urged her colleagues to do the same. Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also released a decade of her tax returns, as well as her 2018 returns

Minnesota Sen Amy Klobuchar this month released 12 years of tax returns, dating to 2006, when she first became a candidate for federal office. Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, who released just one year of tax returns when he ran for president in 2016, said more than a month ago that he would release a decade’s worth of returns

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