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ABC News Quotes Christopher Rizek: Clamor Growing for Trump Tax Returns as Key House Democrat Urges Caution

January 16, 2019, ABC News

Democrats have for months fired up supporters with the promise that control of the House of Representatives would finally allow them to seize copies of President Donald Trump's tax returns.

. . .

A ‘roadmap’ to Trump finances

While there is no way to know whether the returns will yield anything helpful to those probes, tax experts tell ABC News they are very likely to provide insight into the president’s family business empire.

"There really is a lot of information on a return; it is a roadmap to a taxpayer’s financial world – not just the total amount of income, but its sources and types," said tax attorney Christopher Rizek, who works at the Washington firm of Caplin & Drysdale.

"For most items, the return will just provide leads that will require follow-up," Rizek said.

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Excerpt taken from the article “Clamor Growing for Trump Tax Returns as Key House Democrat Urges Caution” by Benjamin Siegel, Tara Palmeri, and Matthew Mosk for ABC News.


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