‘Hard’ deadline set to release Trump tax returns
Washington, April 14 (IANS): House Democrats have issued Donald Trump’s administration a “hard” deadline of April 23 to turn over the President’s tax returns, pushing back against Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s scepticism over their request for the private records.
Representative Richard E. Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, on Saturday sent a two-page letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig rebuffing Mnuchin’s statement earlier this week that Treasury would miss House Democrats’ initial April 10 deadline for the returns, reports The Washington Post.
“Please know that, if you fail to comply, your failure will be interpreted as a denial of my request,” the Massachusetts Democrat added in the letter. Mnuchin told the media on Saturday that he was trying to move carefully in overseeing a request that raises “very, very complicated” legal questions, emphasising that his decision could have long-lasting repercussions for future requests by Congress to the IRS.