Sanders releases 2014 tax returns
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight MORE kept a pledge to release his "very boring" 2014 federal tax returns on Friday, showing that he made just over $205,000 that year. 

Sanders reported a total income of $205,617, according to the independent Vermont senator’s 1040 form.


He earned $156,441 in wages, salaries and tips, with another $4,900 in business income and $4,982 in pensions and annuities. He also received $39,291 in taxable Social Security benefits.

The self-described Democratic socialist made $31,825 in 2014 tax payments, overpaying the $27,653 he owed that year by $4,172.

Sanders claimed $9,666 in income tax deductions and $14,843 in real estate tax deductions, totaling $24,509 at the state and local levels.

He also reported $22,946 in home mortgage interest and $8,350 in charitable contributions. Overall, Sanders claimed $56,377 in total deductions for 2014.

Jane Sanders, Bernie Sanders’s wife, is also listed on his 2014 federal tax return. She made $4,900 for her role as “TLLRWD Commissioner.”

Sanders on late Thursday promised he would release his “very boring” tax returns after that evening’s Democratic presidential debate.

“I don’t want to get anyone excited,” he said during the contest in Brooklyn, N.Y. "They’re very boring tax returns. No big money from speeches, no major investments. Unfortunately, I remain one of the poorer members of the United States Senate."