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"The public must have confidence that our elected officials work on the people's behalf."

-State Assemblyman David Buchwald

My bill, A.1390, directs the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to make public its copies of the state income returns filed by statewide elected public officials, including the President of the United States.

Historically, the release of tax returns by elected officials in high public office has been the norm. Tax returns provide information as to an elected official's compliance with law, charitable nature and economic connections. They also tend to disclose potential conflicts of interest.

If you wish to discuss this legislation with your State Senator and Assembly member, you can locate their contact information at these websites. https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/


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News Articles and Opinion

New York Daily News Editorial

Albany has the power: Expose Trump’s tax returns for the good of the country
April 9, 2019
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Politico On Release the Returns

New York lawmakers make new push to release Trump's taxes
April 8, 2019
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New York Daily News Editorial

Pass Assemblyman Buchwald’s NY TRUTH Act, New York Must Expose President Trump’s Taxes
April 5, 2019
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New York Daily News Editorial

About those taxes, the surest path runs through Albany
March 11, 2019
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NY Daily News Guest Op-Ed

By Professor Daniel Hemel

The New York Legislature Can and Must Act Now.
March 11, 2019
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News 12 Westchester on the Truth Act

Assemblyman Buchwald's bill would release the state income tax returns of statewide elected officials.
February 23, 2019
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The Journal News

Trump would have to release his taxes if Buchwald bill was approved.
Feb. 22, 2019
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New York Daily News Editorial

Out of the shadows: New York State legislators can bring Donald Trump's taxes into the light.
Feb. 6, 2019
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Assembly News Releases

New York State Legislators Say “Release the Returns”

March 26, 2019
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Assemblyman Buchwald's bill (A.1390) to release state tax returns of statewide elected officials gains 76th co-sponsor, a majority of members now back plan.

February 21, 2019
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