Mitt Romney may have unfairly avoided paying millions of dollars in Federal and State income taxes. But we will never know since he is, so far, refusing to give up his privacy for the sake of increased voter knowledge.
The tax issue is his claim of passive investor status starting February 11, 1999 at Bain Capital. That directly conflicts with reported statements by one of his attorneys and a news report from 2001, which identify his status as active in the business until sometime in 2001. It is hard to believe that an aggressive taxpayer would not claim to be an active investor if there were any basis to do so; the tax liability drops by millions of dollars. Once active investor status is claimed, several years of subsequent tax returns may be affected.
Mr. Romney, please clear this up. There is room for your explanation below in Comments section of each page.