Gingrich to Release Tax Return in Days Presses Mitt Romney to follow his lead By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jan 16, 2012 6:23 AM CST 5 comments Comments Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at the Land's End restaurant Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in Georgetown, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (Newser) – Newt Gingrich says he is ready to release his income tax return and will do so on Thursday, just two days ahead of the South Carolina primary—and he thinks Mitt Romney would do well to follow his example. "Gov. Romney, if he plans to stay in the race, ought to plan to release his records," Gingrich said on Meet the Press yesterday. "The country deserves accountability and deserves transparency," the former speaker added, according to CNN. "These are big issues and not issues you can hide from," especially if you're going head-to-head against Barack Obama, Gingrich said.