Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns, Citing An IRS Audit

Headline Roundup April 10th, 2019

President Trump says he will not release his tax returns, citing an IRS audit that some experts say should not prevent the release.

Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns, Citing An IRS Audit

From the Center
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President Trump said Wednesday that he won’t release his tax returns while he’s under audit, setting the stage for a standoff among the White House, the Treasury Department and House Democrats.

“I would love to give them, but I’m not going to do it while I’m under audit,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for a trip to Texas.

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee set a Wednesday deadline for the Treasury Department to turn over six years worth of Trump’s personal and business tax...

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House Democrats aren't optimistic they'll see Trump's tax returns Wednesday.

That's the deadline they had given IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to turn over six years of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns to House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat.

But a week after Neal made his formal request for Trump's tax information, including information on eight of the President's business entities, Democrats are fully anticipating a drawn-out political and legal showdown as the administration digs in and Democrats prepare to go to court.

"They...

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President Trump said Wednesday he doesn’t plan to hand over his tax returns to House Democrats, citing an ongoing audit.

“I would love to give them but I’m not going to do it while I’m under audit,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he departed the White House. “I have no obligation to do that while under audit and no lawyer would tell you to release your tax returns while you’re under audit.”

Experts disagree, saying nothing prevents him from following a decadeslong tradition of transparency among presidents, though Mr. Trump...

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