Donald Trump given ten days to hand over his tax returns 4 months ago

Donald Trump given ten days to hand over his tax returns

Every US presidential candidate since 1976 has released their tax returns.

US President Donald Trump's tax returns must be given to House Democrats by 23 April, a committee chair has said.

US congressional Democrats have set a new deadline of 23 April for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hand over President Donald Trump’s tax returns to legislators.

Democrats have been focused on the issue of President Trump's undisclosed taxes since taking control of the House of Representatives.

Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, stated in a letter to the IRS that failure to comply with his request for six years of Trump's individual and business returns would seen as a denial, which could mean the issue is taken up before the courts.

The Trump administration has already missed an initial 10 April deadline for providing the tax records, this deadline was initially set by Neal on 3 April.

Trump has argued that he cannot release his tax returns because they are being audited, but the IRS has said this does not interfere with them or the release of the tax returns.

Every US presidential candidate since 1976 has released their tax returns, however there is no law requiring candidates to do so.