Feeling charitable: Which presidential candidate gave more?

Chris Moody
September 21, 2012

Now that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released his 2011 tax returns, it's possible to compare charitable giving between the candidates.

Below is a clear breakdown of income, tax rates and charitable giving in 2011 between Romney; his running mate, Paul Ryan; President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Tax rates and charitable giving in 2011

President Barack Obama:

Income: $790,000

Federal taxes: $162,000

Tax rate: 20.5 percent

Charitable donations: $172,000

Percentage of income: 22 percent

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney:

Income: $13.7 million

Federal taxes: $1.94 million

Tax rate: 14.1 percent

Charitable donations: $4 million

Percentage of income: 29.35 percent

Vice President Joe Biden:

Income: $379,178

Federal taxes: $87,900

Tax rate: 23 percent

Charitable donations: $5,500

Percentage of income: 1.46 percent

Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan:

Income: $323,416

Federal taxes: $64,764

Tax rate: 20 percent

Charitable donations: $12,991

Percentage of income: 4 percent

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