Warren becomes latest 2020 hopeful to release 2018 tax return

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenate Democrats propose corporate minimum tax for spending package The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Budget negotiators: 72 hours and counting Democrats face critical 72 hours 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 GillibrandPaid family leave proposal at risk Which proposals will survive in the Democrats' spending plan? Proposals to reform supports for parents face chopping block MORE (D-N.Y.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharPaid family leave proposal at risk Top Arizona elections official says violent threats fueling worker turnover Infrastructure bill carves out boosts to first responders, wildland firefighters MORE (D-Minn.). In doing so, candidates are hoping to head off potential criticism over transparency and take an implicit swipe at President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day 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 InsleeGOP official who challenged Trump election claims to get top DHS position DeSantis eyes ,000 bonus for unvaccinated police to relocate to Florida Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Boosters take a big step forward MORE and his wife earned just under $203,000.

The release of Warren’s 2018 return came a day after Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — FDA advisers endorse Pfizer vaccine for kids Manchin: 'I think we'll get a framework' deal 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."