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Obama's tax return: By the numbers
The Obamas earned $6 million last year and paid $2 million in income taxes. Those aren't the only interesting figures in their IRS forms
 
Barack Obama.
Barack Obama.
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Just in time for the April 15 deadline, Barack and Michelle Obama have filed their 2009 tax returns. Made public and posted online by the White House, the documents offer Americans an unfiltered look at the first family's finances — including nearly $6 million dollars in income from the president's two best-selling books. Here, some other notable figures from the POTUS's 1040:

$5,505,409
Adjusted gross income declared by Barack and Michelle Obama

$400,000
Mr Obama's salary as President of the United States

$3.3 million
Income from the sale of Mr Obama's first book, "Dreams from My Father," a memoir about his family and early life

$2.3 million
Income from the sale of Mr Obama's second book, "The Audacity of Hope," a policy prescription for America

$1,792,414
Federal income taxes paid by the Obamas

$163,303
Illinois state income taxes paid

$136
Foreign taxes paid

40
Number of charities to which the Obamas donated in 2009

$329,100
Total amount donated to charity (not including Mr Obama's $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize honorarium, which went entirely to charity)

$50,000
Largest donation, made to both the United Negro College Fund and the anti-poverty group CARE

$150
Smallest donation, made to United Way/Crusade of Mercy, a Chicago health and social services non-profit

$606,170
Tax deductions declared by the First Family — including nearly half a million dollars in business expenses

$355,000
Approximate value of Bank of Hawaii shares left to Mr Obama by his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, following her death in 2008

65
Total number of pages in the Obamas' tax return

34
Total number of pages in Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden's tax return

$8,287
Tax refund Obamas would be getting, had they not decided to apply the sum toward their 2010 taxes

$4,300
Donatation by The Obamas' accountant, Harvey Wineberg, to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign — the maximum allowed

3
Number of times Barack and Michelle Obama each signed the family tax returns

1
Number of times he accidentally signed where she was supposed to

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View Mr and Mrs Obama's full 2009 tax return (PDF)
View Mr and Mrs Biden's full 2009 tax return (PDF)

Sources: WhitHouse.gov, The Atlantic, Wash. Post, Swamp Politics

 

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