Obamas File $2.7M Tax Return

It's a big pay cut from the year prior
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2009 4:55 PM CDT
The Obamas made $2.7 million last year, significantly less than 2007's $4.2 million.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With the country finishing up its taxes, the Obamas divulged their household income today, revealing a combined income of $2.7 million last year—significantly less than 2007’s $4.2 million. Most of it came from the president’s books, which raked in a combined $2.5 million. The couple donated $172,000 to charities and paid $855,000 in federal taxes, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Bidens reported making $269,000.