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IRS Memo Says President’s Tax Returns Must Be Given to Congress

May 22, 2019, 12:42 AMUpdated: May 22, 2019, 1:45 AM

A legal memo prepared by the IRS says tax returns must be turned over to Congress if requested, exposing disagreement within the Treasury Department, which has refused to comply with a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s returns, The Washington Post reported.

The memo said that the only way out of complying with the request from House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is for the president to take the rare step of executive privilege.

The Post said in a report published May 21 that it could not determine who wrote the memo or who reviewed it. The agency told the ...

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