WASHINGTON — President Biden and his spouse on Friday reported incomes $610,702 in 2021, virtually the identical quantity the couple stated they earned the yr earlier than, in keeping with copies of their tax return made public by the White Home.
The discharge of their return — which comes simply days earlier than Monday’s deadline for Individuals to file their taxes with the I.R.S. — reveals that Mr. Biden and the primary woman, Jill Biden, paid $150,439 in federal revenue tax, for an efficient fee of 24.6 %.
Many of the cash Mr. Biden and his spouse earned got here from his $400,000 annual wage for being president and two pensions. He additionally reported virtually $62,000 from an S company managed by the Bidens, which acquired cash in 2021 from two publishing homes, Simon & Schuster and Flatiron Books. An S company is a small-business designation that permits enterprise revenue, credit and deductions to move by to shareholders.
The president and first woman reported donations of $17,394 to 10 charities, together with a $5,000 present to the Beau Biden Basis, a nonprofit group that works to guard youngsters from abuse and is called in honor of the president’s son who died of mind most cancers in 2015.
Presidents have usually made their federal tax returns public since Richard M. Nixon started doing it throughout his tenure. The lone exception was former President Donald J. Trump, who refused to disclose his returns and fought fierce battles with Congress and the courts to maintain the returns personal.
The New York Occasions obtained tax paperwork for the previous president in 2020. The paperwork confirmed that Mr. Trump paid simply $750 in federal revenue taxes the yr he received the presidency and one other $750 through the first yr that he was in workplace. The paperwork revealed that Mr. Trump paid no revenue taxes in any respect in 10 of the earlier 15 years — largely as a result of he reported dropping way more cash than he made.
In February, the Supreme Courtroom dominated that New York prosecutors investigating his enterprise dealings might receive his tax returns and different data.
The Bidens additionally paid $30,765 in Delaware revenue taxes, in keeping with the paperwork launched on Friday. Dr. Biden additionally filed a Virginia revenue tax return exhibiting that she paid $2,721 in revenue tax in that state, the place she is a professor at Northern Virginia Group School.
The White Home additionally launched the tax returns for Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.
The couple reported incomes $1,655,563 and paying $523,371 in federal revenue tax, a fee of 31.6 %. In addition they paid $120,517 in California revenue tax and $2,044 in New York revenue tax, in keeping with the White Home. Mr. Emhoff, who’s an leisure lawyer, additionally paid $54,441 in District of Columbia revenue tax.
Their tax returns present that the couple earned cash from the sale of a California property for $860,000 and from revenue on the memoir Ms. Harris printed in 2019, “The Truths We Maintain: An American Journey.”
The second couple contributed $22,100 to charity in 2021, in keeping with the tax returns.