Did You Know That President Obama Could Obtain Donald Trump's Tax Returns?
September 22, 2016
In this presidential election, the Republican candidate Donald Trump steadfastly refuses to release his tax returns.this is caused political blogs to have a lively discussion regarding whether President Obama could request Donald Trump's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
President Obama could obtain Donald Trump's tax returns under Section 6103g of the Internal Revenue Code, the President may submit a request for the IRS to provide him (or a designated employee) with "return information with respect to any taxpayer." That request must include "the specific reason why the inspection or disclosure is requested. However, that section of the U.S. Code only authorizes the President to obtain and examine tax returns, not to publicly disclose them.
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