Warren becomes latest 2020 hopeful to release 2018 tax return

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Warren avoids attacks while building momentum Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (D-Mass.) released her 2018 tax return on Thursday, becoming the latest 2020 presidential candidate to make details about their personal finances public.

Warren’s return shows that she and her husband, Bruce Mann, earned more than $900,000 in income last year, including $176,280 from her Senate salary and $324,687 from her books. Together, the couple paid a total of $230,965 in taxes.


Warren hasn’t been shy about releasing her tax returns from past years. In August, the Massachusetts Democrat made public 10 years of tax returns, going back to 2008.

A handful of other 2020 hopefuls have released tax documents in recent weeks, including Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandBooker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding O'Rourke gun confiscation talk alarms Democrats Gillibrand relaunches PAC to elect women MORE (D-N.Y.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharMSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider Sanders searches for answers amid Warren steamroller MORE (D-Minn.). In doing so, candidates are hoping to head off potential criticism over transparency and take an implicit swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE, who has repeatedly refused to release his tax returns.

“There’s a crisis of faith in government — and that’s because the American people think the government works for the wealthy and well-connected, not for them,” Warren said in a statement.

“And they’re right. I’ve put out eleven years of my tax returns because no one should ever have to guess who their elected officials are working for. Doing this should be law,”

Warren’s latest return shows her income is considerably higher than some of her Democratic opponents. Gillibrand, for example, reported a family income of about $218,000 last year, while Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert Inslee2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum Overnight Energy: Trump officials formally revoke California emissions waiver | EPA's Wheeler dodges questions about targeting San Francisco over homelessness | 2020 Dems duke it out at second climate forum Yang floats nominating Inslee as 'climate czar' MORE and his wife earned just under $203,000.

The release of Warren’s 2018 return came a day after Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (I-Vt.), another 2020 contender, said that he would release his tax documents by Monday, the last day to file taxes for 2018.

Sanders has long held out on releasing his tax returns, but has insisted that the documents are “boring” and that there will not be any surprises in his finances.

In an interview with The New York Times on Monday, Sanders acknowledged that he has become a millionaire following the success of his 2016 book, "Our Revolution."