WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his spouse, Jill, earned $610,702 throughout their first yr within the White Home and paid $150,439 in federal earnings taxes. That was a price of 24.6% for 2021, nicely over the common of round 14%.
The totals have been just like the Bidens’ 2020 returns, when they reported earning $607,336 as he ran for president. They reported a federal earnings tax price of 25.9% then.
The nationwide median family earnings was $67,521 in 2020, in line with U.S. Census knowledge.
Each this yr and final have been steep drops from 2019 for the Bidens, after they earned practically $1 million, primarily from guide gross sales, speeches and their educating positions on the College of Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia Neighborhood School.
Jill Biden nonetheless teaches in Virginia whereas serving as first woman.
The couple gave $17,394 to 10 totally different charities in 2021. The most important reward was $5,000 to the Beau Biden Basis, a nonprofit that works to fight baby abuse named for his or her son, Beau, who died of mind most cancers in 2015 at age 46.
The Bidens additionally launched their 2021 Delaware earnings tax return and reported paying $30,765 in state earnings tax there. The primary woman launched a Virginia return displaying she paid $2,721 in Virginia state earnings tax.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, launched their 2021 tax filings, which confirmed them incomes $1,655,563 in 2021 and paying $523,371 — a federal earnings tax price of 31.6%. Harris and Emhoff additionally paid $120,517 in California earnings tax and $2,044 in New York earnings tax.
The second gentleman, who teaches at Georgetown Law School, paid $54,441 in District of Columbia earnings tax, and the couple contributed $22,100 to charity in 2021.
It’s the second straight yr Biden has launched his tax returns from the White Home, reestablishing a practice that presidents make their filings publicly obtainable after former President Donald Trump failed to take action.
Biden campaigned on the transparency of his private funds, releasing 22 years of tax filings forward of the 2020 election. It was a direct problem to Trump, who argued for years that an audit prevented him from releasing his taxes — although the IRS had mandated for four-plus many years that the tax returns of sitting presidents and vice presidents be audited.
The New York Instances later obtained Trump’s tax data and reported that he paid just $750 in federal income taxes throughout his first yr within the White Home. IRS figures point out that the common tax filer paid roughly $12,200 in 2017, about 16 occasions what the previous president paid.