Amy Klobuchar becomes latest 2020 Democrat to release tax returns

Mail Online | 2/1/2019 | Associated Press
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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released 12 years of tax returns, saying 'transparency and accountability are fundamental to good governance.'

The Minnesota senator on Monday was the latest 2020 contender to make her returns public. The tax returns date back to 2006, when she first became a candidate for federal office.

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The documents show Klobuchar and her husband paid $62,787 in federal taxes on an adjusted gross income of $292,306 in 2017. The annual salary for senators is $174,000.

Democrats have criticized President Donald Trump for refusing to disclose his tax returns. His financial dealings also have been the subject of investigations.

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Among the Democratic presidential hopefuls who've already released their returns are Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Gillibrandlast week released her tax return for 2018, showing she paid $29,170 in federal taxes on an income of about $214,000.

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Her income included her $167,000 Senate salary, a $50,000 book payment and a $3,000 capital gains loss.

Gillibrand's early disclosure of her 2018 tax return is a recurring nod to political transparency. She has provided tax returns each year since 2012, midway through her first Senate term, and disclosed older returns dating to 2007, her first year as a New York congresswoman.

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