DOJ Says IRS Must Release Tax Returns of Trump to Congress

The IRS must release former President Donald Trump’s income tax returns to Congress, the Justice Department ruled on Friday, CNBC informed.

The Office of Legal Counsel in DOJ said that the Ways and Means Committee led by House Democrats sent a request with a legitimate purpose to review the tax returns of the former President, and their objective was to assess the way IRS makes an audit of Trump’s tax returns.

The opinion written of 39 pages reverses a previous opinion issued by the same office, during the Trump administration, which supported the IRS’s rejection to reveal the former President’s tax returns to the committee.

According to the new opinion, the congressional tax committees have a wide right to receive the taxpayer information from the Treasury Department, the parent of IRS, under federal law.

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