Taxing The Bern: Sanders Releases 2014 Federal Tax Return & It Is 'Boring'

  • by: Alan Duke
Taxing The Bern: Sanders Releases 2014 Federal Tax Return & It Is 'Boring'

Bernie Sanders released his 2014 federal tax return a day after Hillary Clinton questioned he hadn't done so -- a deflection of a question about why she wouldn't release her Wall Street speech transcripts. As Sanders predicted, there is not a lot of news there.

The 1040 form -- which was prepared by wife Jane Sanders -- shows the bulk of the couple's gross taxable income of $205,271 came from his senate salary. Sanders, 74, also was paid $46,000 from Social Security and $5,000 from a pension. After claiming $56,377 in deductions, the Sanders' paid $26, 961 in federal taxes for the year.

Sanders promises to release previous returns when his wife has time to track them down. No word on if and when Clinton has already released her previous 8 years of returns, although no word on if and when she might make her speech transcripts public. The Clinton's reported a gross adjusted income of $27.9 million in 2014.


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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