The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president’s most closely guarded personal details.
Federal courts had decided the House could request six years of Trump’s returns, after the committee had requested them in 2019 and again in 2021, according to public court records.
Several judges, including Republican appointees, have found the House had power to request the returns from the IRS.
The committee, led by Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, had sought six years of Trump’s tax records, primarily from the time he served as president.
Democrats are not expected to review the tax returns at this session, and the documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public.
Being under audit by the IRS does not preclude someone from releasing their tax returns publicly.
Trump did not release his tax returns from those years, even though the audits were over. »