White House releases Obama and Biden's tax returns
April 13th, 2012
10:48 AM ET
10 years ago

White House releases Obama and Biden's tax returns

(CNN) - The White House on Friday released the tax returns of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

To view the returns, click HERE.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Hopefully the poor and middle class have paid in enough in so big oil, Wall Street, big corporations, billionaires and Mittens, will be able to get their refunds.

    April 13, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    “The Obamas paid $162,074 in total tax.”

    “The President and First Lady also reported donating $172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income – to 39 different charities.”

    “The largest reported gift to charity was a $117,130 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation.” “a scholarship fund for children of fallen and disabled soldiers.”

    Simple God Bless first family

    April 13, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. sancho

    Wait, you mean they are both rich too? How can that be? I thought Mitt Romney was the only wealthy person in politics.

    April 13, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Tyrone

    Yo Bishop Romney, Fox News is got you up by 2 %.. This is the calm before the storm.. Ya ever heard of a guy named DALEY????????????

    April 13, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. RealityBites

    Obamas donated $172,130 – or about 22% of their adjusted gross income A much higher rate than in previous years.
    Somethings change

    Bidens donated $5,540 – or about 1.5% of their adjusted gross income. About the same as last year.
    Some do not

    April 13, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Rogue351

    Why are the republicans and the tea party not all over this ? Donation of 22% of his income to charity ? Now that is just un-american.

    April 13, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. rightytighty

    You see, its not so hard to contribute to charity.., especially when living on the tax payers dime.
    Joe is clearly one selfi-centered dude.

    April 13, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. Dr. Knowitall

    What a couple of chuckleheads we have in the White House.
    What about releasining those college transcripts to the public Mr. Obama ?

    April 13, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. Dan5404

    Not much the Reublicans can complain about in either, They are both well-to-do, but certainly not extremely wealthy. And, their charitable donatins seem reasonable.

    April 13, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  10. Thomas

    AHA!! Just what we thought. And it's ALL OBAMA'S fault that they are paying anything in taxes at all. And I bet ... I bet...

    Okay. Nothing really exciting here. But it is a campaign year, so it seemed appropriate to accuse someone of something.

    Have a nice day.

    April 13, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. Justin Rogger

    Where us Romney's tax returns? What percentage of his gross is he donating for the soldiers?

    April 13, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. Mike

    I am just waiting to see if Mitt the tax evador will bring home some of his offshore accounts from Caymon Islands and Swiss banks!

    April 13, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    This makes for how many consecutive years of tax returns? Romney has an obligation to release returns for every year that he has been a candidate for POTUS, which would go back about 6 years. If not, he's disqualified. People have a right to know who pays the man now and in the recent past BEFORE they vote for him.

    I know I would never vote for someone running for POTUS who refused to release their taxes.

    April 13, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  14. judy

    well gee I guess neither are milloinairs like the repos would have you believe and both gave to charity in perportion to their incomes. And glad proceeds from childrens book going to vetrans. Hum Lets hear how the repos spin this. Obama?Biden 2012

    April 13, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Socrates

    Good for you, Obama and material Biden. I really would like to see Romney tax returns filled in the US and the one in the Bahamas.

    April 13, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. Minniyar

    Wow. The Obamas donated 22% of their income to charity? That's pretty dang impressive.

    April 13, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  17. hurryup 2012

    The question is "Is he paying his fair share?"

    April 13, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. MiketheElectrician

    Now lets see how long MITT will try to keep his returns private.

    April 13, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  19. Jerome

    How about your school records, big O?

    April 13, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  20. Wolf needs to go

    22% to charity... most to the families of fallen soldiers.... and people will still call him unamerican and someone who is trying to destroy the United States. Look all you doubters and haters... when you can file a tax return showing you gave 20% to charity, I will start taking you serious.

    April 13, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  21. Fair is Fair

    "The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 20.5%. The President believes we must reform our tax system which is why he has proposed policies like the Buffett Rule that would ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share "
    So pony up the other 9.5% and lead by example, Obama.

    April 13, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  22. Yourang

    ??? – Doubt that Mr. & Mrs. Obama counted "as income" the Expense for Air Force One we taxpayers funded for their perpetual "Self Promotion" and "Vacation Trips" over the last three years ??? and . . .

    Where does one find time to write all these books while serving as a Senator and President of this Great Country?

    just askin . . .

    April 13, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  23. Fair is Fair

    "The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also released their 2011 federal income tax returns, as well as state income tax returns for both Delaware and Virginia. The Bidens filed joint federal and combined Delaware income tax returns. Dr. Biden filed a separate non-resident tax return for the state of Virginia. Together, they reported adjusted gross income of $379,035. The Bidens paid $87,900 in total federal tax for 2011. "
    So Biden has an effective tax rate of 23.2% – 2.7% higher than his boss, Obama. WWWBD? (What Would Warren Buffett Do?)

    April 13, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |