Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton paid $3.6 million in federal income taxes in 2015 after earning $10.6 million, according to a tax return released by her campaign.
The couple donated 9.8% of their adjusted gross income and paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2%. Their effective state and local tax rate was 9%.
The Clintons’ tax rate is high, even among their multimillionaire peers. An analysis by the Tax Foundation found that the top 1% of taxpayers — who make more than $400,000 per year or so — paid an average effective federal tax rate of only 21.9% in 2012. The Clintons that same year paid 30%. Since 2001, the Clintons have paid a rate each year that tops that 21.9% figure, ranging from a rate of 38.2% in 2002 to 25% in 2007.
Their 2015 earnings were much lower than their $27.9 million 2014 income, when they paid an even higher effective tax rate of 35.7%. In addition to their 2015 return, the Clintons have previously made public every tax return of theirs dating back to 1977.
Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has also released 10 years of tax information. Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, paid an effective federal tax rate of 20.3% and a state/local rate of 5.4% in 2015.
Donald Trump has yet to release any tax documents, breaking with 40 years of tradition for presidential candidates. The Republican presidential candidate has said he won’t release his returns because he’s under audit by the IRS.