The House Ways and Means Committee can access former President Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Why is it important? Trump has been fighting for more than three years to release his tax returns to the committee.
What they say: “We expect to receive the requested tax returns and audit files immediately,” the Ways and Means Committee said Published on Tuesday.
Yes, but: Trump could appeal the ruling, meaning litigation over the documents would continue.
The big picture: The committee In a 2021 request to the IRS for the records, Trump said he plans to use them to review the service’s presidential audit program, though Trump and his lawyers have argued that the committee wants to release them.
- The decision stems from a 2019 lawsuit filed by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) seeking a court order against the IRS to turn over tax returns.
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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional details.