Hillary and Bill Clinton paid $3.2 million in federal income tax last year, a rate of 34.2 percent. Their 2015 return was released today by the Clinton campaign, almost five months after they signed it for filing.
The Clintons overpaid the Treasury and got a refund of more than $1 million.
The couple's income plunged last year. Adjusted gross income for 2015 was $10.6 million, compared to $27.9 million for the previous year. Charitable contributions accounted for 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income.
Clinton is releasing the returns for two reasons: transparency and the opportunity to bash Donald Trump. The Republican nominee has refused to make his 2015 tax data public.
They also released Tim Kaine's tax returns for the last ten years.
Hillary Clinton also used the "Some people are saying" meme on Twitter to go after Trump.
Gee I wonder how Trump will respond to this?Many people are saying Trump won't release his tax returns because he's hiding something. What do you think it is?— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 12, 2016
Will he accuse Hillary of founding the KKK?
Or perhaps he will claim that Chelsea Clinton is secretly Bigfoot's love child.
P.S. While we are on the topic of tax returns, whatever happened to seeing this guy's returns?
before the convention.
Personally I am happy to support the candidate who seems more than willing to show her tax returns.