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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:58 PM

Can someone clarify this?

As I understand, the IRS has 26 months to conclude an audit. During the 2016 campaign the orange fascist claimed he could not release his taxes because he was under audit. That I would assume, would be the taxes due April 2016. If you extend that date by 26 months, that would bring you to June 2018. The excuse has expired.

Have I got my facts correct?

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:00 PM

1. None of what he says makes any sense. And he lies so much reality has escaped him. He is

such a damn crook, he's probably under a perpetual audit.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:18 PM

8. Trump just backed

Down on the Census question, though! That should make you smile.

New York released Trump taxes, Congress now suing to get them.

Wth this massive round up and children already in cages, why do I feel like
We are back in 1930?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:53 PM

12. Yeah, same here. Trump's following the playbook of dictators we thought were long gone and hoped

never to see any of their SH** again, and here we are now with SOS with this ass in the White House! Hopefully as more is revealed about him his supporters will get a grip and realize what he's made of!


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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

2. Apparently Democrats can't even find out if there

is a audit. They even say it doesn't matter but yet they are totally powerless to do a damn thing. It seems like we already have a ditatatorshit.

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:04 PM

3. He has never provided proof that he is under audit.

Easy enough to do. Just provide notice of audit letter sent by IRS to taxpayer when taxpayer is under audit. Trump is a liar

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:07 PM

4. He could have released his returns any time, whether under audit or not. It was more trump BS.

Odds are he didn't want to show how little he made, and/or how little he paid in taxes.

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:11 PM

5. The fault here is with the laws, not with the grifter.

Ours is one of the few developed countries that does not require full financial disclosures from candidates to high office (even many 3rd world countries require it).

As you know, they're only required to file an unaudited, perfunctory disclosure using ballpark figures of their own choosing. A total fig leaf.

If the laws don't require candidates to submit, say, 7 years of federal returns, what's to stop a con man like Cheeto from taking full advantage of the loophole!

His only real risk was voter disapproval - which he cleverly defused with the "audit" bullshit.

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:11 PM

6. An audit isn't a valid excuse

That was a lie, along with everything else. There is no law that bars him from releasing his tax returns because they are under audit.

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

7. I think he's sort of backed off the audit excuse and just says he won't release them; nobody's bus-

iness what’s in his returns, but he reiterates the audit story when asked directly.

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:23 PM

9. Well, it's been a long time

since I was enrolled to practice before the IRS, back in the 1980's, but I don't remember any limitation on the duration of the audit process. Even if there was, there would be appeals processes that could stretch things out way beyond that, including paying the tax assessed and going to Federal court for a refund of it. That could take years, especially if the Federal appeals process was followed to the very end.

In any case, it was a bullshit reason, and Trump is never going to release his tax returns. They will have to be forced out of parties who they've been supplied to, if we're ever going to see them at all.

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Response to angry citizen (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:50 PM

11. I thought the IRS long ago said they weren't auditing him at the time.

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