Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years of Tax Returns


Republican Jeb Bush is planning to release 33 years of tax returns Tuesday – the most ever by a U.S. presidential candidate.

The decision to release more than three decades of financial information comes as Mr. Bush aims to demonstrate he is more transparent and accessible than his opponents, particularly Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. She has filed the financial disclosure form required for presidential candidates but has not made her tax returns public.

The voluntary practice dates back to 1952, when vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon challenged opponents to release their returns.

The record number of returns disclosed was 28 years’ worth by Republican Bob Dole over the course of three presidential and vice presidential campaigns.

The only other 2016 candidate who has released tax information so far is Republican Carly Fiorina, who disclosed two years of returns.