Donald Trump has been under fire from his Republicans opponents with Super Tuesday just days away. After being questioned about his tax returns, the head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offered his thoughts on Trump's tax issues.
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images Earlier in the week, former Republican nominee Mitt Romney called into question Trump's past tax returns, announcing that he believed there was a "bombshell" inside. When Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pressed the issue during Thursday night's debate, Trump admitted that he was under an audit from the IRS, which has occurred every year for the last decade. During an interview on the Feb. 26 edition of C-SPAN's "Newsmakers," the Commissioner of Internal Revenue John Koskinen chimed in. "Usually when there’s an audit, and it’s cleared up, if there are no other issues, it’s a number of years, two or three at least, before you hear from us again, unless something in your next return pops up," Koskinen said. Elaborating further, the IRS head noted that unless there were prior issues, "it would be rare" to conduct continual formal audits. "The taxpayer controls his returns. There's nothing in IRS audit process generally that would keep you from sharing that information any way you wanted to."
Immediately following the debate, Trump accused the IRS of targeting him because of his Christian faith. Koskinen responded to allegation, stating that would "never" be the case. "We don’t care who you are," Koskinen said, "Who you voted for, what party you belong to, whether you go to church, or don’t go to church."