House Committee Given Access to Trump’s Tax Records
(TheRedWire.com) – During the 2016 presidential election, then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump refused to release his tax records. While it’s customary for presidential candidates to provide them to the public, it’s not legally required. Trump stated he was under audit and would make the documents available after the IRS finished its work. Still, Democrats demanded he releases them and has done so ever since. The US Supreme Court has now refused the blockage of the tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee.
In April 2019, committee chairman Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) requested the IRS to provide the panel with the former president’s personal and business tax records from 2013 to 2018. In July 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) determined that the powerful board had provided a sufficient reason to subpoena Trump’s taxes. The former president sued to stop the release, arguing the Ways and Means Committee lacked a reasonable legislative purpose for wanting his taxes and stating the request was unconstitutional, but he ultimately lost.
The Treasury Department has turned over to the House Ways and Means Committee several years of former President Trump's tax returns after the Supreme Court last week declined to block their release. https://t.co/2E7vEL7E8d
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Neal wants to know whether the former president and his businesses complied with US tax laws and seeks to determine whether the IRS conducted a full and appropriate review of Trump’s taxes. The Treasury Department said it complied with the court’s decision and provided Neal with the documents. Democrats haven’t revealed whether they plan to make the records available to the public.
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