Romney on Taxes: I Pay At Least 13%

Says he finds the whole issue 'very small-minded'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2012 1:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Mitt Romney still won't release his tax returns, but today he told us a little more about what was in them. "I just have to say given the challenges that America faces … the fascination with taxes I paid I find to be very small-minded," he said at a press conference today, according to ABC News. "But I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13%."

"I think the most recent year is 13.6% or something like that," he said, adding that if you included charitable donations "the number gets well above 20%." Harry Reid has alleged that Romney didn't pay taxes at all some years. "I’m sure waiting for Harry to put up who it was that told him what he says they told him," Romney said. "I don’t believe it for a minute by the way."

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