Do candidates outside the US release tax returns?
August 18, 2012 8:05 AM Subscribe
Do presidential/prime minister candidates in countries other than the United States release tax returns?
posted by dsfan to Law & Government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This seems like a straightforward question, but I can't seem to find it on the internet. I know very little about how citizens in countries besides the US pay taxes, but presumably there is some documentation like the US has that could theoretically be released. This Telegraph
article seems to imply that in the UK, it is not generally done (and certainly not the 5-10 year lookback that is being asked for by some in the US), although it might be in the future. What about in other large democracies? I'm mostly interested in major countries like UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, etc., but the traditions (or laws) in other democracies might be interesting as well.