Candidates for statewide office and the Legislature should disclose up to a decade’s worth of tax returns in order to qualify for the ballot, according to a provision in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal.

Candidates for statewide offices — governor, attorney general and comptroller among them — would have to disclose 10 years of state and federal tax returns.

Those running for state Senate or Assembly would have to disclose 5 years of returns.

The provision cannot apply to candidates for federal office, such as president, Senate or the House of Representatives.

“While this federal administration seems intent on operating in secrecy and darkness, New York State is working to provide the public with more information to better inform their choice at the ballot box,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Mandating that this critical information be made public will shed sunlight and sunshine on potential conflicts of interest and increase the ethical standards of public officials serving New Yorkers.”

Typically statewide officials, including Cuomo, disclose their tax returns every April by making copies of them available to the press, as part of a long-standing custom dating back to the post-Watergate era.

During the 2018 re-election campaign, Cuomo pushed his Democratic primary opponent Cynthia Nixon and later his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro to release 10 years’ worth of tax returns.

Ultimately, Nixon released one year five years of tax returns; Molinaro released one year.