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August 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Tax Return Shows 10% Giving Rate in 2015

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, made $10.6 million in adjusted gross income last year and donated nearly a tenth of charity, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today report.

The couple paid an effective federal tax rate of 34 percent, according to returns the Clinton campaign made public Friday. The campaign also released 10 years’ worth of tax forms for vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, who earned $313,000 last year and have donated an average of 7.5 percent to charity over the past decade.

Of the Clintons’ $1.042 million in listed donations — 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income — $1 million went to the Clinton Family Foundation, according to conservative news site The Daily Caller.

Republican nominee Donald Trump has rebuffed calls throughout the campaign to release his tax returns, spurring speculation about his actual net worth and the extent to which he has fulfilled charity pledges over the years.

Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that the Clintons gave $1 million to the Clinton Family Foundation, their personal giving vehicle. The Daily Caller initially reported incorrectly that the money had gone to the larger, better-known Clinton Foundation.