Trump’s tax returns released after long fight with Congress

Their release follows a party-line vote in the House Ways and Means Committee last week to make the returns public.

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December 30, 2022 - 1:59 PM

The House Ways and Means Committee convenes for a meeting in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 20, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The committee is meeting to discuss former President Donald Trump's tax returns and whether to release the information to the public. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Democrats in Congress released six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Friday, the culmination of a yearslong effort to learn about the finances of a onetime business mogul who broke decades of political precedent when he refused to voluntarily release the information as he sought the White House.

The returns, which include redactions of some personal sensitive information such as Social Security and bank account numbers, are from 2015 to 2020. They span nearly 6,000 pages, including more than 2,700 pages of individual returns from Trump and his wife, Melania, and more than 3,000 pages in returns for Trump’s business entities.

Their release follows a party-line vote in the House Ways and Means Committee last week to make the returns public. Committee Democrats argued that transparency and the rule of law were at stake, while Republicans countered that the release would set a dangerous precedent with regard to the loss of privacy protections.

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