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Trump filed for an extension on 2017 tax returns

US President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump. Photo: MANDEL NGAN / AFP / Getty Images

President Trump will not meet today's deadline to file his 2017 tax returns, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Tuesday, and has filed for an extension with the IRS.

Why it matters: Trump’s tax returns have come under intense scrutiny after he broke decades of precedent by refusing to release them during his presidential campaign. And though Sanders said Trump will file his 2017 returns by the extension deadline of October 15, 2018, this is another example of him disrupting presidential norms.