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The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has not yet released his tax returns; he says they will be released once the IRS audit is complete, and there is a lot to be learned by his returns.

"Over the years, it has become a tradition for presidential candidates in the United States to release their tax returns in the name of transparency and to convince voters they are honest about their incomes and lifestyles. But as with many election traditions, Donald Trump has so far bucked this trend.

"The presumptive Republican nominee has said throughout the primary season that he won’t release his returns because he’s being audited by the IRS. Then Trump told the Associated Press Tuesday that he would not release his tax returns before the election unless the IRS audit wrapped up, saying “there's nothing to learn from them,” and he doesn’t think voters are interested. But after Mitt Romney — who also initially avoided releasing his tax returns when he ran for president in 2012 — called out Trump in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon, Trump reversed himself, telling Fox News he would release his taxes before the November elections."--Abigail Abrams, International Business Times

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