The reports indicate the Treasury Department has complied with the committee’s request after the Supreme Court last week rejected Trump’s emergency appeal to stop the handover, effectively capping his years-long opposition to the effort.
House Democrats had argued that they needed to probe the IRS’s presidential audits, but Trump’s attorneys repeatedly pushed back and suggested the request was purely political.
Trump in 2016 bucked the tradition of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns, which are kept confidential unless the citizen themself publishes them — or if lawmakers request the documents.
That secrecy spawned the request from the Ways and Means Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), for Trump’s personal tax returns from 2013 through 2018 and those for eight business entities he controlled.
The Hill has reached out to the Treasury Department and the committee for comment.
The former president argued the request was unconstitutional.
A Trump-appointed federal trial judge first dismissed Trump’s suit late last year, a ruling later affirmed by the D.C.-based federal appeals court before the former president asked the Supreme Court to intervene.
Chief Justice John Roberts at the start of the month temporarily blocked the release of Trump’s tax returns for the full court to consider the matter, and with no noted dissents, the justices rejected Trump’s appeal on Nov. 22.
“Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do!” Trump wrote on Truth Social following the high court’s ruling.
“It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates terrible precedent for future Presidents. Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter & beyond,” Trump added.