Ways and Means Committee Files Complaint in Federal Court
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Ways and Means Committee, filed a complaint in federal court to obtain six years of President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns and the accompanying administrative files.
“As part of the Ways and Means Committee’s investigation into the mandatory audit program at the IRS, I used my authority under Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code to request six years of the President’s tax returns,” said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA). “Despite its mandatory obligation, the Treasury Department failed to comply with the law and denied the Committee’s request. The Administration also refused to comply with the subpoenas I subsequently issued in an effort to obtain the materials. Due to that noncompliance, the Committee is now pursuing this matter in the federal courts.”
On April 3, 2019, Chairman Neal sent a written request to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig for six years of President Trump’s personal and related-entity tax returns. After the Commissioner failed to furnish the requested material, on May 10, 2019, the Chairman issued subpoenas to Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commissioner Rettig for the returns. The Secretary and Commissioner did not comply with the subpoenas.
Text of the complaint can be found HERE.
Exhibits A-F can be viewed HERE.
Exhibits G-H can be viewed HERE.
Exhibits I-K can be viewed HERE.
Exhibits L-N can be viewed HERE.
Exhibits O-P can be viewed HERE.