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USA: Donald Trump must disclose tax returns

The pressure on Donald Trump is increasing in America. After the raid on his luxury villa in Florida, now the former president has to submit his tax return.

It’s not an easy day for former US President Donald Trump: the next swathe comes after searches at his luxury property Mar-a-Lago on suspicion of theft of government documents. On Tuesday, an appeals court ruled that Trump must disclose his tax records to the House Ways and Means Committee. The judges found that the committee’s demands did not violate the principle of separation of powers or the Constitution.

“We look forward to receiving the requested tax returns and audit papers immediately,” the panel tweeted after the judge’s decision. A lawyer working for Trump initially declined to comment on whether the former president would appeal to the US Supreme Court.

The committee sued Republicans for forcing the disclosure of tax returns in 2019. Trump became the first president in 40 years not to release his tax returns because he did not want to disclose details of his assets and the activities of his family business, the Trump Organization. Trump had argued that the Democratic-dominated committee wanted to see his tax records for political reasons.

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