Is This the Reason Trump Won’t Release His Tax Returns?

If the Democrats win control of the House in November, they can hold hearings that compel the release of Trump’s financial records.

Diane Ravitch's blog

During the 2016 campaign, Trump said he would release his tax returns when the IRS audit was finished. Apparently, that audit will never be completed. The New York Times says there is a reason that Trump is hiding his tax returns. The Times says that the Trump family engaged in fraudulent practices to avoid paying taxes. Also during the campaign, Trump asserted that smart people (like him) avoid taxes. If everyone were that smart, the government would not have enough revenue to provide any public services. No Social Security, no Medicare, no military, no foreign aid, no federal courts, no disease control, no environmental protection, no national parks, no government services without revenues.

Here is the Washington Post summary of the Times’ voluminous report, Plus news that New York’s Tax Agency will investigate whether it was cheated by the Trump family.

“New York state’s tax agency said it is…

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