The NonProfit Times took a look at Romney's tax payments and found that he had given more to charitable organizations ($7 million) than he paid in federal income taxes ($6.2 million). During a recent Republican debate in Florida, Romney said that the American public would be satisfied that he had paid his fair share during the past two years. Let's take a deeper look and see exactly where Romney's money went:
- The largest charitable contribution noted was a $1,525,000 donation to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Romney is a noted member of the Morman faith, and he has donated at least $4.1 million to the church over the past two years.
- For 2010, available tax returns show Romney's itemized deductions totaled $4,519,766. His total income was $21,661,344, with an adjusted gross income of $21,646,507.
- None of his income came from wages. They came instead from capital gains, stock dividends, and interest payments.
- Romney had an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent. Note that, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, the average effective tax rate for millionaires is 25 percent.
Read the full article on Romney's tax returns in The NonProfit Times.