Trump is not releasing his income tax records because he can milk more news cycles from not releasing them than he can get by releasing them. This is all about news cycles. Trump is cheap and he would rather earn media than pay for it. True, earned media comes without control of the coverage, but Trump is so important to ratings right now, he gets to dictate some of the terms of his appearances before the cameras.
Hillary thinks she can make releasing his tax returns an issue. What's he hiding? She thinks that because that is what her friends in the echo chamber in the DC-NY media corridor are saying.
From John Fund of the Never Trump News (formerly National Review):
Some Trump delegates and their alternates should write him an open letter demanding his unredacted tax returns. If he declines, they should declare they will abstain on the first ballot of the convention, driving him below the number needed to nominate. The delegates should not give Republicans a time bomb that could help take down GOP control of the House or the Senate, or both.Time bomb? Unredacted? Trump should tell the world his Social Security Number?
What is in Trump's tax returns? My guess is less than what Geraldo Rivera found in Al Capone's Vault.
Only Never Trumpers care. Seriously. He pays little in taxes? He already said that. I do the same. The tax code is thick. I trust my accountant -- Susan Graves, CPA, in Nitro -- to cut every dime she can from my tax bill
Releasing tax information is a loser. Dick Cheney gave 75% of his income to charities one year. The press reported this as if it were a tax dodge.
By making a big deal out of this, Hillary once again makes the election a referendum on The Donald and binds his supporters to him with another nontroversy.
The media thinks they help her by spreading this nonsense. I laugh.