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5 things to know about Tax Day

5 things to know about Tax Day 5 things to know about Tax Day
Sherri Watson | 19 April, 2017, 00:49

Protesters in North Carolina are calling on President Donald Trump to continue a four-decade presidential tradition and release his income tax returns. He says it is because he was under audit and that voters don't care.

"We know that he has business interests in Turkey and in Saudi Arabia, and in Dubai and in India, etc". The Trump administration spokesman deflected when asked if Trump would authorize the IRS to release details of the audit, saying "the president's view on this has been very clear" and "the American people understood it" when they elected him.

While there were compensated members belonging to different organizations opposing White House policies present at the event, the individual protesters themselves were not compensated.

Protesters from coast to coast called on President Trump over the weekend to release his tax returns.

Comedian Sarah Silverman told The Associated Press that she feels "beholden to be an active citizen".

But 71-year-old Ilene Singh says he's wrong.

JOHN SUNUNU: I think there is a little bit of energy on the left, if for no other reason because Trump provides a great focal point for them. Activists, comedians and a state senator spoke at a large march of thousands in New York City.

Also on Saturday, a rally in Berkeley, California, that brought out supporters and opponents of President Trump turned violent, resulting in more than a dozen arrests, officials said.

Presidents are not required to release their tax returns but have done so voluntarily dating to the 1970s.

More than 100 similar marches are scheduled across the country on Saturday.

Trump was the first major party nominee since 1976 not to release his tax returns prior to the election.

Organized by Philadelphia Jobs With Justice, a local nonprofit in the area, the march wanted to show specifically with the tax returns and get answers to some questions that have been surrounding the Trump campaign and now presidency.

View Jeff Malet's photos of the D.C. Tax March by clicking on the photo icons below.

A coalition of 69 organizations had sponsored the so-called "Tax March".