Romney paid taxes for each of past 20 years, says campaign
September 21st, 2012
01:50 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney paid taxes for each of past 20 years, says campaign

(CNN) - GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney paid taxes every year between 1990 and 2009, a notarized letter from his accountant will say, according to Romney's campaign.

Romney's full 2011 return, along with the letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, will be posted later Friday on Romney's campaign website.


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soundoff (110 Responses)
  1. Kenny K

    Why is he not releasing at least page 1 and 2 of Form 1040 for each of those years (1990 through 2009)?

    September 21, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. Joan in MS

    Wonder how much Romney's dancing horse write-off was in 2011?

    September 21, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. demrules

    We are not impressed! He has had plenty of time to get the d- taxes filed and failed to do so when the American people really needed to see them. He did not show them during the primaries, when his opponents wanted to see them. Now, with his campaign's in-fighting and his overseas blunders as well as his closed door discriminatory remarks, he's trying to offer us some sorry "letter" from his "paid" accountant stating that he paid. Again, Willard...we are not impressed!

    September 21, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. chupacabra

    Notarized letter, Price waterhouse, so late in the game......I smell a rat.

    September 21, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. Obama's America 2016

    Obama, why did you let Americans die in Libya?

    September 21, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Is his accountant under oath and the penalties and pains of perjury? No? Then screw this nonsense.

    September 21, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    PWC is hired by companies so Romney hired them to clean up his taxes. He waited to last minute to make sure all taxes were paid before giving only two years. I will not trust PWC since they were hired by the Romneys to look out for their interest. When PWC says "You do all the talking, we do all the listening" in their "about us" statement tells all. Now if a government agency looked over the taxes like the CBO it would be credible. Sorry Mitt but no good.

    September 21, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Pander Bear

    He's a tax cheat. Period. And a social Darwinist on top of it. How on Earth did the GOTea think this guy was electable?

    September 21, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. Joe

    It's not the question of whether he paid taxes or not. It's the question of how much taxes he paid. It could be just 1% he paid in some of the years. Why doesn't he release his taxes instead of a notarized letter. Does he think the people just dumb enough to accept the notarized letter from his accountant?

    September 21, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Oh look, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the company with almost 200K emlpoyees worldwide and billions in revenue that the GOP/teatrolls consider a "small business" solely beacuse it's income is reported as an S-corporation on very few peoples' personal income tax returns! YAWN!

    September 21, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Woman In California

    MAKE THEM PUBLIC and prove it.

    September 21, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  12. Azzy

    So he paid a dollar each year, to say he 'paid taxes.' Okay, NOW he's a patriotic American.

    What a farce. Go away Mitt.

    September 21, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. Jake in Omaha

    Willard you still owe us 8 years of tax returns. NO Willard a note will not DO.
    The Voters still think something stinks in those returns. Prove us wrong post a full ten years.

    BTW 14% on nearly 14 million income. You should be ashamed of yourself' I am retired with a small pension from the private sector. a small 401k and Social Security. I am pay over 22%.

    Willard for president NEVER

    September 21, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  14. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Taxes... So does everybody who purchases a good/ service... Federal INCOME taxes? Amnesty?

    September 21, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. John Oboho

    And what was the rates?

    September 21, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Ken in MD

    Yeah, and all probably at or below the 14% rate he paid last year. Why is he hiding this info? Why isn't the GOP after him as part of the group of people not paying their fair share of taxes? Oh, right, because he's rich.

    September 21, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  17. vrptx

    PWC was hired by the Romneys. PWC states "you do all the talking, we do all the listening" in their "about us" mission statement to their clients. The taxes have been adjusted. Mitt, you have told so many lies, your wife defends your lies, your vp choice is also a major liar and waiting so long for only 2 years. As for the statement by PWC stating you owed taxes for 20 years is expected. Everyone owes, but what have you paid. And you give only an average of 20 years which can have some owed but reduced to zero. So nice try but no bueno. You are such a deceiver

    September 21, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  18. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Ha, ha, ha... Notarized from his accountant?!?! The ones Mitt pays... Oh yes... Another "trust me" moment. No thanks.

    Show us your TAX RETURNS!!

    September 21, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. JDavis

    Just one more week to see Romney's tax returns for real, assuming the heist at his accountant's office wasn't bogus, and assuming Romney didn't pay the blackmail. It's sad that we have to look to blackmailers to flesh out his resume.

    September 21, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  20. B.

    Prove it!

    I would not trust Romney to walk my dog..

    He and Ryan are the biggest Con-Artists that ever came down the pike!

    September 21, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  21. Romney is not My Hero

    PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP? Okay, now I know where to go for my money laundering... Um, uh, I mean, taxes done.

    OBAMA 2012!

    September 21, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  22. Rick McDaniel

    Well yeah! The IRS takes notice, when millionaires don't pay!

    September 21, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  23. Obama's America 2016

    Obama = America's destruction.

    September 21, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    This is freekin PATHETIC. He's such a chickensh-t coward that he won't produce them AND wil try to make an end-run around it? Haha. Wow. Survey says: his magic undies are lace.

    September 21, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  25. ALittleBird

    Notice it still didn't say "federal income taxes". He's hiding the true nature of his returns, and I'm guessing one of the things that we would find out if he release back years is that he was given amnesty by the IRS for illegally hiding income.

    September 21, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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