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Yellen Repeats Vow to Find Source of ‘Criminal’ Tax Data Leak

June 23, 2021, 6:00 PM

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen refers to a recent leak of confidential taxpayer information as “criminal activity,” and, in testimony before Congress, repeats a promise to work with federal investigators to find its source.

  • Citing a June 8 reportfrom ProPublica about wealthy Americans who avoided paying any federal income taxes in some years, Yellen says: “Many of you have expressed concern about the recent ProPublica report. I am deeply troubled by it, as well”
  • Yellen comments in text of testimony she’s scheduled to deliver Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
  • “It is important ...

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