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Tax return releases touchy subject for candidates

In a column for Bloomberg View, Stephen Mihm, an associate history professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, outlined the history of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns.

“Candidates don’t enjoy this ritual, and more than a few have initially resisted demands to expose their financial data,” Mihm wrote. “But no president was more averse to releasing this information during his political career than Richard Nixon was.”