Obamas Pay $1.7 Million in Taxes

The White House has published Barack and Michelle Obama's joint tax returns on the White House blog today, and it shows that the president and first lady paid $1,792,414 in federal income taxes in 2009.


The couple's adjusted gross income was $5,505,409, and Obama donated his $1.4 million in Nobel Peace Prize winnings to 10 charities.

Tthe Obamas had their taxes done by Wineberg, Solheim, Howell & Shain, a Chicago accounting firm.  Harvey Wineberg, the first of the principals in the firm's name, donated the maximum $4,300 (under Federal Election Commission contribution limits) to President Obama's '08 campaign. Michael Solheim donated $3,800.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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