U.S. President, Vice President, Candidate Tax Returns

Presidents &
Taxes

Presidents of the United States make their tax returns a matter of public record. However, the practice of releasing returns as president or when running for office didn't become commonplace until the late 1960's. In the run-up to the 1968 presidential election, George Romney (the governor of Michigan at the time) released 12 years of his returns from 1955-1966 after being pressed by reporters. This set the precedent for presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Every president from Richard Nixon onward has made their tax returns public. The only exceptions are Donald Trump and Gerald Ford (who kept his tax returns private).

The tax returns of the presidents and presidential candidates presented below are publicly available and are of historical interest (we at eFile.com never share your personal information). 

U.S. Presidents' Tax Returns

President
Trump's Income Tax Policy
Donald Trump
Donald Trump tax returns
Donald Trump favors reducing taxes at all income tax levels. He is also for eliminating the estate tax (which he considers double taxation). As President, Trump signed the 2018 Tax Cut and Job Act Reform into law. In Tax Year 2018, these changes went into law. 
Trump Tax Return
Trump is the first Republican presidential candidate since Ford to not release his tax returns during an election or as president. He said he will release them once his IRS audit is completed. We will update this page once (or if) this happens!
President
Obama's Income Tax Policy
Barack Obama
Barack Obama tax returns
Obama supported higher taxes for the wealthy as a way to reduce the national deficit, while keeping taxes low for the middle and lower classes. In 2011, he signed a two-year extension to the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act after it passed both the House and the Senate, keeping taxes low for all tax brackets.
Obama Tax Return
President
Bush's Income Tax Policy
George W. Bush
George W. Bush tax returns
Bush signed the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act in 2001. This tax cut reduced taxes by $1.3 trillion over ten years. The Act was extended in 2011.
Bush Tax Return
President
Clinton's Income Tax Policy
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton tax returns
Under Clinton, taxes were lowered for the middle class but they rose for the wealthy.
Clinton Tax Return
President
H.W. Bush's Income Tax Policy
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush tax returns
H.W. Bush is known for his famous line “Read my lips: no new taxes." However, he didn't keep that promise and had to raise taxes during his presidency.
Bush Tax Return
President
Reagan's Income Tax Policy
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan tax returns
Under Reagan, a number of important tax reforms occurred. In 1981, he signed a law was at the time the largest tax cut in U.S. history, which cut approximately $750 billion in seven years. He also signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986. 
Reagan Tax Return
President
Carter's Income Tax Policy
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter tax returns
Carter supported lowering taxes for the middle class. He was also for eliminating tax shelters and loopholes.
Carter Tax Return
President
Nixon's Income Tax Policy
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon tax returns
Nixon signed the Tax Reform Act of 1969, which essentially eliminated taxes for those living in poverty and raised taxes on certain wealthy taxpayers by closing loopholes. However, he reduced the highest tax rates for the richest Americans from 70% to 50% during his presidency. 
Nixon Tax Return
President
Roosevelt's Income Tax Policy

Vice Presidents

Vice President
Pence's Income Tax Policy
Mike Pence
Mike Pence tax returns
The vice president favors cutting taxes for all individuals. As governor of Indiana, he signed legislation to cut the income tax rate by 5 percent (from 3.4 to 3.23 percent). As a representative, he advocated for replacing the current income tax code with a fair tax.  
Pence Tax Return
Vice President
Biden's Income Tax Policy
Joe Biden
Joe Biden tax returns
Biden supported increasing taxes for the wealthy. As Senator, he voted for increasing education tax deductions and against repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax.
Biden Tax Return

Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidate
Clinton's Income Tax Policy
Hilary Clinton
Hilary Clinton tax returns
The 2008 and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate favors increasing taxes for the wealthy while providing tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses.  
Clinton Tax Return
Presidential Candidate
Romney's Income Tax Policy
Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney tax returns
The 2012 Republican presidential candidate favors lowering tax rates for individuals. As governor, he proposed lowering the Massachusetts state tax rate, but state and local tax rates actually increased.
Romney Tax Return
Presidential Candidate
McCain's Income Tax Policy
John McCain
John McCain tax returns
The 2000 and 2008 presidential candidate supports lowering taxes and simplifying the tax code.
McCain Tax Return

Vice Presidential Candidates

Vice Presidential Candidate
Kaine's Income Tax Policy
Tim Kaine
Tim Kaine tax returns
The 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate favors increasing the tax rates of wealthy taxpayers. As governor of Virginia, he cut state and local taxes to stimulate the economy. As Senator, he advocated for simplifying the tax code.  
Kaine Tax Return
Vice Presidential Candidate
Ryan's Income Tax Policy
Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan tax returns
The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate is best known for his budget plan that attempts to broaden the tax base and reduce tax rates across the board. His proposed plan was coupled with spending cuts aimed at reducing the national budget deficit.
Ryan Tax Return
Vice Presidential Candidate
Palin's Income Tax Policy
Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin tax returns
The 2008 vice presidential candidate is known to oppose increasing taxes for the wealthy. She also supports removing the estate tax (also known as the "death tax"). While governor of Alaska, she imposed new taxes on the oil industry, generating substantial revenue for her state.
Palin Tax Return