WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly voted unanimously on Monday to send the U.U.S.’s tax returns to the United States, a move that was hailed as an act of bipartisan cooperation on a key issue in a historic global conflict.
The U.SN vote comes just days after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May ordered the U-turn on Trump’s planned tax-related move, after it emerged that Trump’s tax returns had been withheld from the U, the U.-K, and the U – but not from her government.
The 193-nation body approved the U’s request on Monday, with nearly half the 193 voting in favour and just under two thirds against.
The bill was expected to pass with more than 70 votes in favour of it.
May said she was disappointed that the U did not act earlier to release the returns, and that the White House had failed to comply with its obligations under the tax treaty with the United Nations.
“We have a responsibility as leaders to ensure that we uphold and enforce the tax treaties and to ensure transparency, accountability and fairness,” she said.
The White House on Monday called on Trump to give his tax returns, saying they were not relevant to U.s. tax burden.
The Senate approved the bill with bipartisan support, but it was not expected to become law before the U legislative session ends next month.
The tax bill is one of the most controversial parts of President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request, which calls for cuts to domestic programs and to military programs and raises tax rates for many Americans.
It is one reason Trump, a former reality television star, has vowed to veto the bill, and many Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, have urged the Republican to do so.
The United Nations, which is in charge of the tax talks, has already said it would not sign off on the tax bill unless Trump lifts his withholding requirements.
The World Bank is also a party to the U tax deal, and on Monday said it was reviewing its participation in the tax agreement, which was agreed to by all U. countries.
The Trump administration on Monday also said it will begin releasing a tax plan by March.
The president’s plan, a version of which was leaked last week, would raise taxes for individuals earning more than $10 million by about 25 percent and corporations by 20 percent, and it would provide tax relief for millions of Americans and eliminate the corporate alternative minimum tax.
The plan would also impose a 15 percent excise tax on income over $10,000 for families and a 10 percent tax on $10 billion or more for individuals.
It would cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent and the individual tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent.