5 things to know about Tax Day: Refunds are up, audits down

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19 April, 2017

Karl: "Is it time to just say once and for all the president is never going to release his tax returns?"

The largest march took place in Washington, where protesters marched from the Capitol to the White House, but sizable anti-Trump demonstrations were also staged in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and Austin, Texas.

From Seattle to the District of Columbia, protesters gathered in cities throughout the country Saturday calling on Trump to release his personal tax returns as part of a nationwide Tax March.

Although the American people will not be able to hold Trump accountable for what's in his tax documents, the IRS certainly will.

"Grab him by his taxes", protestors reportedly chanted in New York City.

But a new poll released this week by Global Strategy Group found that 80 percent of Americans - including 64 percent of Republicans - want to see Trump's tax returns.

Trump is the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years to not release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit.

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"In my view Mr. Trump has a responsibility to share his tax returns to give transparency to the American public", Rosenthal said.

While U.S. presidents are not required to release their tax returns, almost all U.S. presidents had voluntarily released them since 1970s. In West Palm Beach, some of those marching said they'd taken part in protests nearly every weekend since Trump was sworn in.

But the audits have nothing to do with whether Trump can release his returns.

Toting handmade signs, marchers shouted their discontent regarding the current administration's transparency and potential conflicts of interest due to Trump's worldwide business ties.

View Jeff Malet's photos of the D.C. Tax March by clicking on the photo icons below. A day after the massive January 21 women's march in Washington and other cities, comedy writer Frank Lesser tapped out on Twitter, "Trump claims no one cares about his taxes. Ron Wyden called on Trump to 'knock off the secrecy".

The deadline for filing individual tax returns is on Tuesday. Thousands more gathered at a large march in NY, where activists, comedians and a state senator spoke.


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