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US House sues Treasury and IRS seeking Trump tax returns

July 3, 2019

Via: Jurist

The Committee on Ways and Means of the Democratic-led House of Representatives filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Department of the Treasury and the IRS, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, seeking disclosure of President Trump’s tax return information.

According to the complaint, Section 6103(f) of the Internal Revenue Code requires “in mandatory terms that Treasury ‘shall furnish’ the Committee with ‘any’ requested tax return information.” The Committee said that since it was enacted in 1924, “in the wake of Congressional attempts to investigate agency wrongdoing in the Teapot Dome corruption scandal,” Section 6103(f) has been “intended to provide the Committee with unfettered access to tax return information necessary to carry out its broad mandate to oversee Treasury, the IRS, and the Nation’s tax laws.” In addition, the IRS has a “nearly century-old mandatory duty to provide tax return information to the Committee.”

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