Dec 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Read: Report says IRS failed to properly audit Trump during his presidency

 Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on November 15.

Former President Trump during a November event at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Internal Revenue Service didn't audit former President Donald Trump's taxes during the first two years of his presidency, according to a report published Tuesday by a Democrat-led House committee.

The big picture: The IRS is required to conduct mandatory audits of a sitting president's tax returns. Just one audit was begun during Trump's presidency, and the IRS had yet to complete it when his term ended, per the House Ways and Means Committee report. There's no suggestion that he was trying to influence the IRS in the report.

Read the report in full, via DocumentCloud:

Representatives for the IRS did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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