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House Dems formally demand from IRS 6 years-worth of Trump tax returns

April 03, 2019 - 6:29 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- The Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee submitted on Wednesday his long-awaited request from the IRS for six years-worth of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., requested both the president's personal and business tax returns.

“Congress, as a co-equal branch of government, has a duty to conduct oversight of departments and officials,” Neal wrote in the letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. “The Ways and Means Committee in particular has a responsibility to conduct oversight of our voluntary Federal tax system and determine how Americans – including those elected to our highest office – are complying with those laws. It is also our duty to evaluate the operation of the Internal Revenue Service in its administration and enforcement of the tax laws.”

By law, the chairs of the congressional tax policy committees can request tax information for different businesses and individuals.