An official announcement from the committee is also expected on January 6 recommending that the US Department of Justice file four criminal charges against Trump for his role in the riots during the Capitol Hill takeover.
Democratic lawmakers said last week that the IRS failed to properly review the former president’s tax payments while he was in office. The committee released a report detailing the former president’s six years of tax returns, including his claims of huge annual losses that greatly reduced his tax burden. Committee Chairman Richard Neal and other Democrats said the presidential audit program has not worked well. Neal said there was “no full mandatory review of Trump’s taxes” and that his returns were subject to mandatory review only once, in 2019, after a Democratic request.
The committee also released a supplemental report from the Joint Committee on Taxation that provided details on Trump’s tax returns from 2015 to 2020, ahead of the scheduled release of the returns themselves. The release of Trump’s tax returns marks the end of a nearly four-year legal battle House Democrats waged against the former president after he seized control of the House in 2019.