The Value of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Tax Returns to the Public and Congress

Testimony

The Value of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Tax Returns to the Public and Congress

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Ways and Means, US House of Representatives
February 7, 2019

Abstract

Steven M. Rosenthal, Senior Fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight during a hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals and Tax Law Related to Presidential and Vice-Presidential Tax Returns.” In his testimony, Rosenthal discusses the importance of disclosing tax returns of current and potential presidents and vice-presidents, the need for new legislation to ensure this disclosure occurs, and the existing authority of the House Ways and Means Committee to request tax information from the Internal Revenue Service.

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