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Obamas’ 1040 Shows Charitable Contributions


In a step forward for transparency in government, the White House has posted online the joint 2008 tax return (PDF file) of President and First Lady Obama. As far as I know this is a presidential first.

On adjusted gross income of $2,656,902, the couple received a $26,014 refund which they applied to their 2009 estimated taxes. The Obamas reported at pages 28 and 29 that they gave $172,050 to charity.

Tags: Philanthropy

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum writes and speaks widely on ACORN and other radical advocacy…
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