In a two-page letter, Neal writes that he believes that his committee has rights to see the President's tax returns and expects the IRS to take a decision within the next 10 days.
Response from the IRS until April 23, 2019 at 17:00. Please note that your failure will be interpreted as a rejection of my request if you do not comply. Neal writes
The letter leans heavily on the committee For legal reasons for the return, Neal writes: "I am aware that concerns have been raised about my request and the authority of the committee. These concerns are unfounded. Moreover, the legal precedent mandates that none of the concerns mentioned can be legitimized to reject the committee's request.
" The motion of the committee raises serious questions regarding the constitutional scope of the investigative authority of the Congress, the legitimacy of the legislative purpose invoked and the constitutional rights of the American citizens " Mnuchin wrote. "The legal implications of this motion could compromise the protection of all Americans from politically motivated disclosures of personal tax information, regardless of which party is in power."
The dispute between Congress and the administration regarding the motion is expected to be filed in an unprecedented lawsuit, which will, for the first time in court, examine a tax bill from the 1920s that until recently was little known ,
Democrats believe they have the authority to request Trump tax information under IRS code 6103, including, but not limited to, their tax returns. The law states that three persons, the chairman of the House Ways and Means, the head of the Joint Tax Committee and the chairman of the Senate Finance, have the opportunity to request personal tax information from anyone for the use of their panel. Neal has argued that the committee needs Trump's tax information to oversee the presidential review program, a program that is not legally anchored, but instead has become a routine procedure at the IRS when a new president is in office. 19659002] The back and forth is just the beginning of a long-awaited fight to beat the courts. Democrats argue that 6103 applications are constantly submitted and routinely handled by the IRS, not under the supervision of the Minister of Finance.
The Republicans have rejected Neal's proposal as unprecedented and politically. Mnuchin himself has argued that the demand for personal tax returns from the president is now rising to a level he needs to include.