Obamas Made $5.5 Million Last Year, Paid $1.8 Million In Taxes : Planet Money The presidential tax return was posted today on the White House blog.
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Obamas Made $5.5 Million Last Year, Paid $1.8 Million In Taxes

The Obamas' tax return was posted this afternoon on the White House Blog.

The key numbers you already know from the headline: $5.5 million in income, $1.8 million in taxes. Almost all of the income was from book sales. (Obama donated his Nobel Prize money to charity.) The Bidens' return was posted as well; they made $333,000 last year.

I was going to call an accountant and ask if she saw any interesting details in the returns. Then I decided it would be ridiculous to try to get an accountant on the phone at 4:45 p.m. on April 15th.

So I'll put the question to the tax mavens among our readers: Any interesting details in the presidential tax return?