Obamas Pay $1.7 Million in Taxes

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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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