Romney paid taxes for each of past 20 years, says campaign
September 21st, 2012
01:50 PM ET
10 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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  1. Chung

    Obama's America 2012, stop lying and don't be a racist.

    September 21, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. sandy bunch

    I rarely watch your channel anymore because of your irritating liberal bias and lengths you go to twist reporting to portray anone else as flawed and or pathetic. Just watched your report on Romney' taxes. The extreme focus and attempt to find something wrong was so obvious and disgusting I had to post. Who CARES how much tax he paid? He isa successfull business man. We need someone who has these skills unlike the President who has failed miserably at his job. All he has ran is for an office. We are inso much trouble on so many fronts it stuns me that so many dont get that. There is a very long list of failures that could be talked about but your big topic is the the tax returns who pays professionals to handle that issue for him just as all wealthy people do. Do you have a problem with rich successful people? We would have a major problem without them to provide employment for the majority of us. I realize you aren't going to get it either. I hope and pray enough people do. The future of our great nation depends on it. You and your sister channels seem to be determined to re-elect him. Be careful what you wish for you might get it.

    September 21, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  3. The problem

    HE IS LYING ! Point Blank.

    HE paid taxes............ALLAmericans pay taxes. But, did he pay INCOME taxes.....different from "general taxes". The only way we'll know is if he shows his income taxes. This guy is a crook. I DON'T TRUST HIM.

    September 21, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  4. John

    Mitt Romney is not being truthful. One year is not enough. The American people want to see at least 10 years of his tax returns. Romney the American people are not as stupid as you think they are.

    September 21, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  5. tommy d

    Hey Donna B.....if you're so aware of Romney's money "hidden" in the Caymens, it must be hidden in plain sight....can you lose the "hidden" thing, just makes you look like another political hack, or maybe you're warming up for MSNBC.

    September 21, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  6. Too little too late Willard

    Prove it. Release 12 years worth of returns like George Romney did.
    He'd pay even less under his plan while the Middle Class would have to fork over more.
    This guy is a clown, the GOP needs to present sensible candidates for general elections, the last few have been duds.

    September 21, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. winky


    September 21, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Pete

    I'd believe Romney as much as cannablises,they don't lie like he does I bet..Mormons as you read aren't considered liars if its for their religious advancements,especially to gentiles its regarded as normal in the Mormon church..I wouldn't believe Price Warerhouse either if they send out a notarized paper on Romneys taxes,he asked for 10 years from Ryan why not show us that amount..Why don't someone send for his Mexican family down south and let them come here to visit, he's never been introduced and didn't want to know,how's that for failed foriegn policies ha!!How bout his grandfather hiding out in Mexico from American authorities for polygamy ,the Edwards Act and after the Mexican revolution broke out not only did they run back here to America but they sued Mexico for them coming back here as well recieving just around $10,000 back in early "30's at todays inflationary values its worth $1,900,000.So don't tell me about this mormon moron family called Romneys,they're historicly draftdodgers, but yellowbellies as well,that should ship them all back to Mexico they can have him....

    September 21, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. Independent

    So much stupidity and jealousy on this is pretty amusing!!! I want EVERY ONE of you to post 10 years of your tax returns, THEN you can ask to see 10 years of someone else's!!!! And don’t give me the crap about him running for office because the law does NOT require POTUS to provide more than a year worth!!! You have to be some of the most ignorant people to think that he has broken the law or done something shady; if he had the IRS would be ALL over him!!! Someone making that much money is ALWAYS being watched by Uncle Sam!!! Get over yourselves!

    September 21, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. Expat American

    The issue of the miniscule tax rate that Romney pays and whatever other financial improprieties that he’s hiding shouldn’t be as important as the fact he is unfit to lead on the international (and domestic) stage.
    Everyone knows he’s a crook when it comes to his wealth. Our allies abroad already know that he would be a failure as a statesman; should he ever come within 2 feet of the White House.
    The GOP Criminals and Liars must lose again.

    September 21, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  11. Amnesia 101

    $4 million in donations for 2011.... That is very generous. And I'm serious about that. I'm glad they were able to do that. The problem is, I wonder how often that has happened? Was it this high amount only because he knew it's what we would see? (phony?) Or is this the Romney's usual donation amount? (Again, I do applaud it, but is it phony?) I'll need to see at least, oh say, 20 years back to know for sure. Taxes Please!!!!

    September 21, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  12. Too little too late Willard

    Where are the 2009 and prior returns? What is he hiding??

    September 21, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Nuance

    This action only raises more questions concerning this guy's taxes.
    The Romney Campaign is the epitome of brilliancy....NOT!.

    September 21, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. Blinded by the republican lie

    I don't want to see a stinking doctored up letter....I want to see your 12 years of returns just like I have to show for major transactions!!!!

    September 21, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  15. rs

    His camapign, and Mr. Romney lied about his Massachussetts taxes when he ran for Governor. Why in the world should we fall for that lie again? Show us the tax returns Mr. Romney!

    September 21, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |

    "GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney paid taxes every year between 1990 and 2009, a notarized letter from his accountant "

    There is no way that he is taking this run for President of The United States seriously
    A real candidate would have released his tax returns
    This guy is a joke

    September 21, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Chipster

    Romney hasn't release even one complete set of tax records. What he has released is incomplete. Why does he expect taxpayers to simply believe him? And I'm really sick of hearing Ann whine about how rough they had it when they were married and in college. They actually had to sell some of Willard's stock to get by.....oh, Boo Hoo! And didn't she get downright snippy about requests to see their taxes? How dare the little people expect that! And the stack of lies that Ryan told at the convention and continues to tell on the campaign trail and you've got a very unattractive package.

    September 21, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. rs

    sandy bunch-

    If you wish to be a rich plutocrat's lap dog- fine for you. I would like to verify this candidate is not lying about paying his taxes (a very fundamental patriotic duty after all). As he has lied about virtually everything else in the course of this campaign, "trust me" just doesn't cut it.

    September 21, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. Joan in MS

    What?!? A "notary" only means that someone's signature was witnessed. It means nothing other than that. It doesn't PROVE that the statements made by the signatory were true. News Flash: Romney gets a note from the teacher that is "notarized." Good grief!

    September 21, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. Wake up People!

    Is this like having a note from your wink, wink, parents that states the dog ate my homework??? Come on Willard, put up or shut up. Your own father set the precedence, why can't you follow through?

    OBAMA 2012!

    September 21, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  21. em holmes

    If we can't see the full returns, I want to see the average for the past 10 years, not 20. It looks like they added years to make the numbers look better. Stupid move.

    September 21, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  22. Donkey Party

    To the right-wing idiots who keep mentioning Libya, first, Google how many American lives were lost Under Republican presidents, especially Reagan and George W. Second, go to Hell where you belong.

    September 21, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. Obama's America 2016


    Obama's America 2012, stop lying and don't be a racist.

    Obviously your all inclusive argument is if I don't blame Bush I'm a racist. Look in the mirror for racism.

    September 21, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  24. Mack

    Just release them already for Pete's sake! Especially the one from 2009 where you received amnesty for your Swiss accounts.

    September 21, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  25. Lionel

    Just give us the last 10 years and end this conversation. What taxes are you talking about.

    Also, Romney's charity donations went to the Mormon church $4 million and all. Did they give him a special receipt to lower his income and increase the % of tax that he pays.

    Either way, Robme is toast and I am sticking with Obama...

    September 21, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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