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Republican candidate Bush to release years of tax returns

US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax returns

Republican candidate Bush to release years of tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release 33 years of his personal income tax returns on Tuesday, more than any previous candidate for president.

The voluntary disclosure stands in sharp contrast to some past presidential hopefuls. Bush's action is also aimed at drawing a contrast with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. She has disclosed her finances, as required by election authorities, but has not made public her tax returns, a more precise record of income.

The release would include the eight years since Bush, the son and brother of two former U.S. presidents, left the Florida governor's office and saw his income rise sharply as the member of several corporate boards.

Campaign spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger says Bush's decision "is consistent with the high level of disclosure he has practiced during his life in public office." In February, Bush released more than 275,000 emails that were sent to and from his private email account during his time as governor.

Bush earned $3.9 million from four companies alone since 2007, The Associated Press found, plus $25,000 a year more from a medical company in Georgia, $9,600 annually from a charity organization and zero pay from a drug addiction nonprofit. His earnings from eight other companies are unknown, despite AP requests for the information.


Updated : 2021-09-23 16:35 GMT+08:00