Monday, January 30, 2023

US Congress publishes Trump’s tax returns

A committee of the United States Congress published the tax returns of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) this Friday for six years, including his mandate.

Trump had asked the Supreme Court to keep his statements secret, but America’s highest court He rejected their request on 22 November.

The House Ways and Means Committee, controlled by the Democratic Party, published documents on Friday ending a long dispute with Trump. aspires to be Republican presidential candidate in 2024.

“A president is not an ordinary taxpayer. He has power and influence unlike any other American. Y With great power comes great responsibility.” Congressman Richard Neal, the committee’s chairman, said in a statement.

According to a review by local media, the published document, running into hundreds of pages, will reveal The former president paid very little in income tax during his years in government.

The battle over those statements dates back to 2019, when the Ways and Means Committee issued a legal subpoena seeking access to that information as part of its investigation into possible tax violations by Trump.

He based the petition on a 1924 law that allows leaders of certain congressional committees, including the Ways and Means, to complain to the Secretary of the Treasury and the US Treasury Publication of tax return of any taxpayer.

were trump First US President since Gerald Ford (1974–1977) not to publish his tax returns every year A tradition that his predecessors followed as part of their duty of transparency and accountability to the people.

“You can’t get much out of a tax return, but it’s illegal to issue one if it’s not yours,” Trump said last week.

former republican president claimed in the past that its returns were subject to audit by the US Internal Revenue Service (Treasury)Although many legal experts assure that no regulation prevents him from disclosing them if he wants to.

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