House Democrats have reportedly given the IRS a new deadline to provide Trump’z tax returns.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) on Saturday sent a second letter to the IRS in his push to obtain President Trump's tax returns, after the agency missed his original deadline to provide the documents.
In the new letter, Neal said that concerns about his request "lack merit," and that he expects a response from the IRS by 5 p.m. on April 23.
"Please know that, if you fail to comply, your failure will be interpreted as a denial of my request," Neal wrote in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.
Neal had sent a letter earlier this month to Rettig requesting that the IRS provide six years worth of Trump's personal and business tax returns by April 10.
The Democratic chairman said that his committee is interested in the returns because it is considering legislative proposals and oversight relating to tax laws, including the extent to which the IRS enforces tax laws against a sitting president.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin responded to the letter, saying that the department was unable to finish its review of the request by April 10. He said that Treasury would be consulting with the Justice Department on the matter and that he would be supervising Treasury's handling of the request.
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