Here's How Much Hillary Clinton Paid in Taxes Last Year

Andrew Cummings
August 13, 2016

In a North Carolina rally Tuesday, Trump - himself a recipient of Secret Service protection - suggested that a Clinton presidency would be catastrophic for gun rights supporters, and that only "Second Amendment people" could stop her from shaping the courts in her favor.

Hillary Clinton on Friday released her tax return for past year and criticized her opponent Donald Trump for failing to honor this tradition among American politicians running for president.


"Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine continue to set the standard for financial transparency", said Clinton's communications director Jennifer Palmieri in a statement.

Trump has so far refused to release his tax returns, claiming he can't do it while he's under audit by the IRS.


Earlier Friday, the Clinton campaign released a new web video featuring prominent Republicans, including former Republican nominee Mitt Romney and Texas Sen. The Democratic presidential candidate has proposed under her tax plan that anyone with adjusted gross income over $1 million would have to pay a minimum of 30% of their income in taxes. "What is he trying to hide?" Taking into account their state and local taxes, the Clintons had a total effective tax rate of more than 43 percent in 2015. Ted Cruz, theorizing about why Trump has not made his tax returns public.

Clinton, in an economic speech Thursday outside Detroit, will hit Trump for not releasing his taxes and suggest that the returns cover up how much the businessman's tax proposal would actually help people like him, an aide said Wednesday. "Every single one of these incidents shows us that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander-in-chief of the United States". Tim Kaine (D-Va.), will release new tax returns in the coming days, according to a person close to Clinton. "In stark contrast, Donald Trump is hiding behind fake excuses and backtracking on his previous promises to release his tax returns". Clinton's 2015 tax rate, the source said, is expected to be consistent with her past returns.


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