Rick Santorum plans this weekend to prepare his tax returns for release, the former Pennsylvania senator said Wednesday.

"Frankly, I've got to get home because everyone's asking for my tax returns," Santorum told CNN. "I got to get home and I got to get these tax returns so everybody gets what they've been asking for."

Mitt Romney recently released his tax returns in response to accusations by Newt Gingrich and Democrats that the former Massachusetts governor had something to hide. Romney's camp fired back that Newt Gingrich should release all the records of the House Ethics Committee investigation of him while he served as Speaker.

By comparison, Santorum has received little pressure to release his tax returns. He said he was releasing the returns so he wouldn't appear to be "the guy that's not doing their taxes."

"And so we're putting that together," Santorum said. "I got to get home to do it, and I want to get that issue, you know, out there and behind me so I'm not the guy that's not doing their taxes."

Santorum's visit to his Virginia home to prepare the returns for release coincides with a fundraiser he has scheduled there on Saturday. 

Santorum said he would release the returns when they're ready.