IRS Audit of Trump Taxes Not Followed Through
Democrats have expressed concern over reports indicating that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not complete its mandatory presidential audit of President Donald Trump's taxes despite beginning inquiries in April 2019. They are now calling for more transparency and accountability from both Trump and the IRS regarding his taxes.
Dec. 22, 2022 4:56PM
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In a recent statement, Democrats have expressed their concern that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not follow through with its mandatory presidential audit of President Donald Trump’s taxes. The inquiry into the returns began in April 2019 after Chairman Richard Neal requested them, but the audits were never completed. When asked why, Neal indicated that the IRS had not provided an explanation. The chairman also commented on Trump’s claim that he could never release his tax returns due to being constantly under audit. He stated that he was unable to comment on this specifically due to the speech and debate clause, but noted that one of the issues is that the IRS lacks specialists capable of auditing such a “very sophisticated tax offering” as Trump’s. The news has sparked further criticism from Democrats who are now calling for more transparency and accountability from both Trump and the IRS regarding his taxes. They believe it is important for Americans to know how much money their president makes and where it comes from in order to ensure trust in our government institutions.