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The US Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump must hand over his tax returns to a House committee that has asked for them for over three years.

The court’s decision paved the way for the records to be provided in the near future to the committee, repealing a November 1 temporary stay of the order by Chief Justice John Roberts.

The House Ways and Means Committee has long sought the former president’s tax returns from 2013 to 2018, including some returns from his businesses.

The Supreme Court threw out Trump’s request for an order to prevent the Treasury Department from giving the six years of tax returns to the committee, which is controlled by the Democrats.

The Treasury had refused to provide the records while Trump was in office, but the Biden admin changed course, stating that federal law allowed the committee to have the right to examine any American’s tax returns, a position which was validated by a series of lower court rulings.

The committee initially request Trump’s tax returns in 2019 as part of a probe into the IRS’s audit and compliance with tax filing by Trump based on a federal law allowing senior members of Congress to access tax returns for investigative purposes.