(The Hill) A House Democrat has unveiled legislation aimed at forcing Donald Trump to prove he's declining to release his tax returns because of an ongoing IRS audit.
Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) bill would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to include a statement from the Treasury secretary confirming whether or not the IRS is auditing their federal income tax returns as part of financial disclosure reports.
Federal privacy rules prevent the IRS from stating publicly whether someone’s tax returns are being audited. However, the IRS has said that Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, can still choose to release his tax returns.
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