Romney files for extension on his 2011 tax return
April 13th, 2012
07:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney files for extension on his 2011 tax return

New York (CNNMoney) - Like millions of other Americans, Mitt Romney isn't going to be ready to file his taxes on time this year.

The former Massachusetts governor and his wife Ann filed for an extension for their 2011 taxes, according to tax forms released by the Romney campaign on Friday.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. PTNY

    Mitt, You're not as organized as our Community Organizer president? Either you're hiding something or can't get organized. Either way, I think this will come back to bite you.

    April 13, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  2. Nadeem

    Doing this at 5:30 on a Friday just proves he is hiding something.

    April 13, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |

    Not surprised. At all.


    April 14, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  4. Holla

    This's another game in the name of politics. American people are watching.

    April 14, 2012 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  5. ThinkAgain

    How can he need an extension? He's got accountants who well know the date by which they need to file – it's the same every year. And apparently, given Mittens hasn't worked in about 10 years and makes all his income from interest on his investments, surely preparing the tax return isn't that complicated (or at least unchanged from the last several years).

    Unless, of course, devising ways to cover the fact that Mittens' money is hidden in Swiss and offshore bank accounts makes it a bit tricky this year ...

    April 14, 2012 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  6. Dvet

    We knew it was coming. now all hell breaks loose. This guy would kill america. No more republicans.

    April 14, 2012 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  7. ct

    got some editing before it comes out huh, mittens....

    April 14, 2012 02:48 am at 2:48 am |
  8. Tracy

    Anybody really trust Mitt and Ann??? NO WAY!

    April 14, 2012 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  9. mjw

    This guy is a wicked lying chameleon thief!! He only wishes to line his pockets more. DO NOT VOTE THIS GUY IN. HE IS BAD NEWS and his facial expression says it all!!

    April 14, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  10. charlesName

    He is a snake in the grass, he has in mind to tell us what we want to hear, and in real truth he is all for the rich. Big oil, big company's, low tax for the rich, while the working class pays for this great land. He wants low pay to workers, he wants to end S.S., Medicare. Women rights, and can't be trusted will this land on world issues.

    April 14, 2012 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  11. Dave

    And this is news? Why? Lots of people do this? Maybe the media should focus on increased debt, deficits and unemployment over the past 3 1/2 years.

    April 14, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  12. Gurgyl

    This paid 13.4%tax talks nonsense. Sad. Go to yourube watch when mitt romney came to town.

    April 14, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  13. GI Joe

    Getting his hundreds of accountants to clean it up for him – ha ha ha ha ha haha

    April 14, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  14. mike

    What is Romney hiding ?

    April 14, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  15. MaryM

    So when he files, will he release his tax return?

    April 14, 2012 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  16. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Romney lies. Delaying filing his taxes tells me one thing. He made more money in his investments and is trying to find a way to pay more taxes. Under the tax system the more you make the less you pay. Obama / biden 2012. The only trusted way forward.

    April 14, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  17. the Situation

    Why does he need an extension? I guess to cook up his paper work. This guy is just a pathetic liar. He makes Dubya look like a Saint!

    April 14, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  18. ST

    Is this the man the president to be??? Really!!! What we know is, the man who is expected to lead, must be clean, avoid those times when people will try to think, Oh! wait a minute! why is he hiding something?? How much will he hide us once he becomes the President. Am sorry to say this is not the good beginning of an expected President to be. He knew it before(6 years back) that he is looking for this position. How come now he is behaving like a normal citizen? This is the question every voter should ask herself/himself.

    April 14, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  19. judy

    of course they did now they won't be able to show us their return. Don't you find it odd that the president has made his returns available all the way back to 2001 and flip flop can't do the same. All his money and the accountants can't get it done. Not like he didn't know people would ask they did last time he ran. He has run for some kind of office for so long he should be prepared. Hum is this how he does business????? Really? Obama 2012

    April 14, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  20. Joan

    If he's such a great businessman why can't he get his income tax forms completed on time like everyone else? How can he run the economy of a country if he can't stay on top of his own taxes and commitments? It does make you wonder if he is perhaps hiding something and trying to get it covered up. If he has nothing to hide, hire a good tax accountant and file the taxes now.

    April 14, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  21. Kenneth

    Guess he'll extend until saaay ... December

    April 14, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
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