George Yin

Congressional Authority to Obtain and Release Tax Returns

PUBLISHER
Tax Notes
DATE
2017
 

Abstract

President Trump's continuing refusal to release his tax returns despite the contrary common practice of presidents over the last 40 years has spurred interest in finding alternative ways to obtain the information. This article describes the authority of the tax committees in Congress to obtain, inspect, and disclose the confidential tax information of any taxpayer, including the president, without the taxpayer's consent.

Citation

George K. Yin, Congressional Authority to Obtain and Release Tax Returns, 154 Tax Notes 1013-1015 (2017).
 

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