Within hours of the first debate among White House candidates, Joe Biden decided to release his latest tax return paid to the US federal government. The former vice president of the United States and his wife paid nearly $ 300,000 in taxes last year, which corresponds to about 256,000 euros.
The couple Joe Biden and Jill Biden paid exactly $ 299,346 in federal taxes in 2019 and raised about $ 11.1 million in 2017, almost double what they received between 1998 to 2016, according to the document released this Tuesday. and quoted by “Forbes”. At the base of this fortunate income recorded two years ago were mainly the contracts associated with the book and lectures.
Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, took advantage of the wave and also released their tax returns in 2019: they paid $ 1,185,628.
Yesterday, the President of the United States denied the news that he has not paid taxes in ten of the past 15 years, after the New York Times newspaper published income statements in which it is concluded that Donald Trump paid only $ 750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017, after several years reporting heavy losses in their businesses.
“I paid many millions of dollars in taxes, but I was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation and tax credits,” he wrote on the social network Twitter. “I have very little debt compared to the value of assets,” he said, after the New York publication published that in the first year at the White House he paid an additional $ 750 in income taxes, even not paying a fee for a decade. , before reaching the presidency.