The Hill (April 22, 2019)
Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the standoff between Congress and the White House regarding the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns. Typically, when an administration doesn’t want to provide information sought by Congress, there is usually an attempt at negotiation. But that hasn’t been the case with the tax-returns battle, Kleinbard said
The Week (April 15, 2019)
Edward Kleinbard was quoted on the issue of releasing President Trump's tax returns to the public, saying "the only thorny legal question arises if the full Ways and Means Committee, after debate and a vote in executive session, were to authorize the dissemination of Trump's tax return into the public record of the House."
Fact Check (April 11, 2019)
Edward Kleinbard was quoted on tax law as it pertains to President Trump, arguing that "the President is the Taxpayer in Chief. We have a tax system in which we each assess tax against ourselves – that’s what you do when you file a return." Kleinbard continued that "The Taxpayer in Chief needs to set a standard of compliance to which we all should aspire. For him to abdicate that responsibility threatens the integrity of the income tax system, which surely is something that should concern W&M [the Ways and Means committee]."
Los Angeles Times (April 9, 2019)
Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed on whether the House Ways and Means Committee has the authority to subpoena President Trump's tax returns. In Kleinbard's interpretation of the law, the committee can request the returns, but the legal question becomes more complicated when assessing if the committee can then in turn make the returns public. Kleinbard also addressed President Trump's threats to request, and presumably release, the tax returns of top Democrats.
The Hill (March 25, 2019)
Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed discussing Congress' 'qualified business income' tax subsidy. "New data from Congress’ own tax watchdog, the Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), confirms what many of us suspected all along: The subsidy isn’t targeted to small business, or yeomen farmers," he wrote. "But rather simply excuses the affluent from taxes imposed on the rest of us."
Politico's "Morning Tax" (February 6, 2019)
Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax and how it can act as a wealth tax without any constitutional concerns like shrinking the economy's capital stock or entrepreneurial innovation. "Pairing that kind of tax on capital with a robust estate tax," Kleinbard said, "would be the most straightforward method to attack accumulated wealth."