Defying modern presidential norms, Mr. Trump has refused since he became a candidate for president to release any of his tax returns.
Democrats suspect the tax information could provide clues to wrongdoing by Mr. Trump, and they made getting the documents one of their top oversight priorities when they reclaimed control of the House in January.
[A New York Times investigation showed that the president engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from his father.].
Under I.R.S. policy, the personal tax returns of presidents and vice presidents are supposed to be automatically audited each year.
Mr. Neal said the committee was considering legislation related to the issue.
He added, “I trust that in this spirit, the I.R.S. will comply with federal law and furnish me with the requested documents in a timely manner.”.
Liberal Democrats have complained for weeks that Mr. Neal, 70 and a roll-up-your-sleeves legislator, was dragging his feet on making the request. »