House to vote on requiring candidates to disclose taxes

March 4, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidates won’t have to share their tax returns if the New Hampshire House goes along with the recommendation of its Election Law Committee.

The House is voting Tuesday on a bill that would require candidates for president and vice president to file three years’ worth of federal tax returns with the secretary of state. The House Election Law Committee voted 17-3 to recommend killing the bill.

Opponents say states do not have the authority to add to the requirements specified in the Constitution, which only says a candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age who has lived in the U.S. for the past 14 years.

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