Hillary Clinton’s 2015 tax return shows $10.6 million in income, 34% rate
The Clintons released their 2015 filings on Friday. They pulled in $10.6 million in 2015, much less than the nearly $28 million they made the year before.
The Clintons primarily made their money in two ways: speaking and writing.
The couple also received $226,000 in pension and annuities. As a former U.S. president, Bill Clinton is entitled to receive a pension north of $200,000 a year.
Her campaign also released returns from running mate Tim Kaine and his wife.
The campaign says the Kaines have donated 7.5 percent of their income to charity over the last decade. In 2015, Kaine and his wife, Anne, reported $313,441 in adjusted gross income and paid nearly $63,000 in federal income taxes for an effective rate of 20 percent. The vast majority of their income — nearly $312,000 — came from their salaries.
Clinton is trying to undercut the trustworthiness of rival Donald Trump. He has refused to disclose any returns, breaking tradition with all recent presidential candidates.
Trump says he won’t release them until Internal Revenue Service completes audits of his returns.
In response to Clinton’s action, Trump’s campaign released a statement:
Hillary Clinton has turned over the only records nobody wants to see from her – the American public wants to see the 33,000 emails she deleted to obstruct an FBI investigation. We want to see the Clinton Foundation records showing how the Clintons sold our uranium to Russia, ripped off Haiti and cut deals with oppressive regimes around the world. We want to see the pay-for-play emails that Clinton’s Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, refuses to turn over. We want to see the transcripts of the secret Wall Street speeches Clinton was paid $10,000 dollars-a-minute to give. We want to see the records the night of Benghazi that explain why Secretary Clinton didn’t send in reinforcements as soon as the attack had begun.
Hillary Clinton is at the center of an international corruption scandal that reveals her use of government authority and influence for personal gain. The records we need to see are those being hidden, deleted, obstructed and stashed away by Hillary Clinton to keep authorities from untangling this corrupt scheme that reaches into the world’s shady corridors of power. Everything she doesn’t want us to see has been digitally shredded or put under lock and key. This document release is nothing more than an attempt at distraction and misdirection by an individual who created and then purged an illegal private email server.
The Clintons have disclosed returns for every year since 1977.
With additional information from CNN.