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 House panel gets Trump tax returns
by Zach Schonfeld - 11/30/22 4:33 PM ET

The House Ways and Committee has reportedly received former President Trump’s tax returns, ending Democrats’ multiyear legal battle to obtain the documents.

A Treasury Department spokesperson said Wednesday the department complied with the Supreme Court’s order last week rejecting Trump’s emergency appeal to stop the handover, which effectively capped his yearslong opposition to the effort.

News that the department had turned over the tax returns was first reported by CNN. The Hill has reached out to the House Ways and Means Committee for comment.

House Democrats had argued that they needed to probe the IRS’s presidential audits, but Trump’s attorneys repeatedly pushed back and suggested the request was purely political.

Trump in 2016 bucked the tradition of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns, which are kept confidential unless the citizen themself publishes them — or if lawmakers request the documents.

That secrecy spawned the request from the Ways and Means Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), for Trump’s personal tax returns from 2013 through 2018 and those for eight business entities he controlled.


Maybe states could require (3) prior years tax returns for candidates to be on ballots?

Does Trump's comment; “It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates terrible precedent for future Presidents. Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter & beyond,” infer that he has made money illegally?

Trump has fought this for years.  I don't think this is going to go well for him.

Criminals looking for crimes in all the wrong places.... try a mirror..


--- Quote from: EdinVA on December 01, 2022, 03:19:40 am ---Criminals looking for crimes in all the wrong places.... try a mirror..

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The IRS audits the Trump Organization's tax returns for sport ---- and has for years.  The only thing Congress will unconver is an interest-bearing refund due.


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