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What’s in Trump’s IRS Returns? Maybe Nothing but ‘Fool’s Gold’

April 4, 2019, 7:01 PM

Even if House Democrats get their hands on Donald Trump’s tax returns, many of their biggest questions about the president’s finances will probably go unanswered.

Those documents won’t provide a definitive picture of the president’s wealth, whether he’s played by the rules or whether he benefited personally from the tax overhaul he signed in 2017.

Instead, the six years of returns requested April 3 would shed light on how much income the president has made in those years, how much he paid in taxes, whether he took large deductions that might be questionable, and if he donated to charity.

But ...