Hillary Just Released Her Tax Returns. See, Donald, It Isn't So Hard

Ross Houston
August 14, 2016

They paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2 percent, donating 9.8 percent of their income to charity.

Hillary Clinton made a lot of money past year as did her husband, former President Bill Clinton, according to their 2015 tax return released Friday.

Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, reported earning $10.6 million in adjusted gross annual income in 2015.

Trump's critics, including 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and other fellow Republicans, have said his refusal raises questions about his net worth, his charitable contributions, his business dealings and various other ties, including with Russian Federation.

Trump has said repeatedly his finances are being audited and has refused to release them until the audit is complete.

Meanwhile, Clinton's running mate, Sen.

Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement the campaign continues "to set the standard for financial transparency".

"He has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years", she added. "What is he trying to hide?"

The Clintons' income was down from 2014, when they had a total income of about $28 million. Every presidential nominee in decades has put out his or her returns for public scrutiny.

Mr Trump presented the Federal Election Commission with a mandatory personal financial disclosure form in May and says this is enough.

Despite the pressure Trump's campaign has not indicated when or if, the billionaire will release his tax returns.

Trump, a NY businessman, and his lawyers have cited an audit by the Internal Revenue Service as a reason for his refusal to release his returns.

Hillary Clinton is taking advantage of a tax loophole provided by Donald Trump.

They gave more than one million dollars to charity.

In 2015, Kaine and Holton had a total income of about $313,000. For three other years - 1978, 1979 and 1984 - records show Trump paid no income taxes.

These revealed that his effective federal tax rate varied significantly from year to year: just 13.4 percent in 2009, the last full year he was governor of Virginia and peaking at 24 percent in 2011, when he concluded his stint as Democratic National Committee chair. The top-line numbers: Hillary and Bill Clinton earned a combined $10.6 million a year ago, roughly $6 million of which came from speaking fees paid by corporations and other organizations.

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