U.S ex president Trump tax returns to handed over to Congress
Written by crest887fm on July 31, 2021
The US justice department has ordered the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hand over former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress.
The move reverses a 2019 finding that the request from the House Ways and Means Committee was “disingenuous”.
The decision appears to end a long legal battle over the records, and is seen as a sharp legal blow to Mr Trump.
Although not required by law, every US president since 1976, except Mr Trump, has released their tax returns.
Mr Trump is yet to publicly comment on the latest developments, although he still has ways to try to fight the ruling in court.