NY Democrats Scramble to Change Law to Get Trump's Tax Returns
State lawmakers are expected to introduce a new bill soon
New York Democratic lawmakers are desperately trying to change state law to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns, according to reports.
State lawmakers are expected to introduce a new bill that would enable the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance to release any state tax return demanded by leaders of three congressional committees for any “specific and legitimate legislative purpose,” the New York Times reported.
The bill would permit the release of corporation taxes, personal income taxes, and real estate transfer taxes.
Democrats are scrambling to get hold of Trump’s federal taxes, which he has already refused to release because he is allegedly being audited.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., requested six years’ of Trump’s personal and business tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department.
The Democrat said Congress would not be taking "no" for an answer."
Congress: “We’re going to need a copy of the President’s tax returns from 2013-2018.”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 3, 2019
45: “No, I’m ‘under audit.’ ”
Congress: “We didn’t ask you.”
Democratic House Speaker #NancyPelosi appeared to suffer some form of meltdown as she gave a Trump-bashing speech at the #USMexico border over the weekend.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) February 25, 2019
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Last month, Democratic lawmakers in California, Washington, and New Jersey weighed up measures to block President Donald Trump from the 2020 presidential election ballot unless he releases his tax returns.
The state’s Democratic-controlled Senate in Washington passed a bill March 12 demanding candidates for president and vice president to disclose their most recent tax returns.
The new tax return disclosure obligation was part of the House Democrats’ wide-ranging election reform bill, which refused the motion to condemn illegal immigrant voting.