(The Hill) — President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden made a combined income of $610,702 last year, while Vice President Harris and her husband earned more than $1.65 million, based on the couples’ 2021 tax filing by the White House on Friday. According to published documents. Return.
Documents show that the president and his wife paid an effective federal income tax rate of 24.6 percent. Those figures can be compared to 2020, when Bidens earned $607,336 with an effective federal income tax rate of 25.9 percent before taking office.
The White House said, “With this release, the President has shared a total of 24 years of tax returns with the American public, once again demonstrating his commitment to being transparent with the American people regarding the commander-in-chief’s finances.” has done.” Statement.
Biden’s tax returns show that Joe Biden earned $378,333 as president, a proportionate amount of the annual $400,000 salary the president receives because he didn’t take office until January 20 last year.
First Lady Jill Biden earned $67,116 in her job as a professor at Northern Virginia Community College. The President and First Lady also reported earning $61,995 on royalties from the books.
The White House said Bidens donated $17,394 to 10 different charities, with the largest contribution being a $5,000 gift to the Beau Biden Foundation. The charity, named after the president’s late son, focuses on protecting children from the threat of abuse.
The President and First Lady also released their state income taxes, which showed they paid $30,765 in Delaware income tax. The first lady also reported that she was paid $2,721 in Virginia income tax as a result of her job in the Commonwealth.
Meanwhile, Vice President Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, had a combined income of $1,655,563 in 2021, according to their tax returns released Friday. Documents show that the other couple paid an effective federal income tax rate of 31.6 percent and paid $523,371 in federal income tax.
The other couple’s figures are roughly the same as in 2020 when they earned a combined income of just under $1.7 million.
Harris earned $215,548 in his role as Vice President, an annual $230,700 salary. A proportionate amount of Vice Presidents earned $400,000 from book sales. Emhoff earned $582,543 for his work as an attorney at the law firms DLA Piper and Venable, which he left in early 2021 when Harris was sworn in as vice president. He also earned $164,740 teaching a class at Georgetown University’s law school.
Harris and her husband donated $22,100 to the charity. Additionally, his state income taxes showed that he paid $120,517 in California income tax and $2,044 in New York income tax. Emhoff also personally paid $54,441 in Washington, DC, income tax.
Biden has released his tax returns for each of his first two years in office, and he did so while campaigning for president. Former President Trump broke a decades-long tradition of refusing to release his tax records as a candidate or while in office, claiming he was subject to full audits. Experts have repeatedly noted that he could have issued his return, even if it was subject to audit.