CNN's Erin Burnett discusses why Mitt Romney won't release additional personal income tax returns despite saying Monday he was audited in the past.
"From time to time I've been audited as happens I think too other citizens as well and the accounting firm which prepares my taxes has done a very thorough and complete job [paying] taxes as legally due," said Romney.
OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor Roland Martin and Republican Strategist Alice Stewart.
Romney camp: No further tax returns, despite 'audit' remark
Mitt Romney's campaign said Monday they would not release any more of the candidate's personal income tax information, despite an acknowledgement from Romney that he had been audited in the past.
"Mitt Romney has paid his taxes in full compliance with U.S. Law, and he has paid 100 percent of what he has owed," Romney spokesman Ryan Williams wrote.
He continued, "As has previously been reported, in 2011, the Romneys will pay more than $3.2 million in taxes on $20.9 million in mostly investment income and will have donated more than $4 million to charity. In 2010, The Romneys paid more than $3 million in taxes on $21.6 million in mostly investment income and donated nearly $3 million to charity."
Romney has disclosed his income tax returns from 2010, and released an estimate of his 2011 tax information in April. He has vowed to release 2011's full return one it's completed by his accountant.
Democrats and some Republicans have called on Romney to release more information, saying voters are entitled to know more about a presidential candidate's financial history.