What Clinton's 2015 Taxes Show

The Clintons made $10.6M last year
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 12, 2016 12:34 PM CDT
Pressuring Trump, Clinton Releases 2015 Taxes
Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax returns Friday in an effort to keep the pressure on Donald Trump to release his.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary and Bill Clinton earned $10.6 million last year, according to a tax filing released by her campaign Friday that sought to pressure presidential rival Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns. The AP reports the filing shows that the Clintons paid a federal tax rate of 34.2% in 2015. The bulk of their income—more than $6 million—came from speaking fees for appearances largely made before Hillary Clinton launched her campaign last April. They gave more than $1 million to charity. The release is part of an effort to undercut Trump's character by questioning the celebrity businessman's record. Trump has refused to make his filings public.

Clinton's campaign also released 10 years of of returns from running mate Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton. Over the last decade, the couple has donated 7.5% of their income to charity, the campaign said, and paid an effective tax rate of 25.6% last year. The Clintons have disclosed returns for every year dating back to 1977, in part due to laws that mandate public officials release returns and her previous presidential run. All major US presidential candidates in modern history have released their returns. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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