Congressman hires firm to probe rental tax

A congressman who oversees tax writing legislation in the US has hired
forensic accountants to scrutinise his tax affairs, amid suggestions he has
failed to pay taxes on some of his rental income.

House Ways and Means committee chairman Charles Rangel has selected
accounting firm Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co to do forensic accounting on
his tax returns and congressional disclosure forms,

He has been under fire in recent months after reports that he failed to pay
taxes on nearly $75,000 (£50,000) in rental income from a vacation property he
owns in the Dominican Republic.

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