Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns

Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerProgressive commentator: Voters becoming weary of Warren policy proposals Saagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump faces backlash for comparing impeachment to 'lynching' MORE (D-N.J.) on Wednesday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns, a move that comes amid growing scrutiny over President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE's finances.

Booker released 10 years of tax returns on his campaign web site, following in the footsteps of 2020 Democratic rivals and fellow senators Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity Tlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity On The Money: Waters clashes with Trump officials over 'disastrous' housing finance plan | Dems jump into Trump turf war over student loans | House passes bill targeting anonymous shell companies MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSaagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump Warren overtakes Sanders in new poll The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump faces backlash for comparing impeachment to 'lynching' MORE (Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria | Sparks fly at White House meeting on Syria | Dems say Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' | Trump, Graham trade jabs Senate confirms Trump's Air Force secretary pick MORE (N.Y.).

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (Texas) and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have also released at least 10 years of tax returns

The returns from 2020 contenders are being released amid a push by Congressional Democrats to obtain Trump's tax returns from the IRS.

Trump has said he doesn't want to voluntarily release his tax returns while under audit, and the Treasury Department on Tuesday missed a second deadline from House Democrats to provide them with the president's returns. 

Booker's returns showed him earning $152,715 in income last year, almost all of it coming from his wages as senator.

He had total taxes of $22,781, and an effective tax rate of 14.9 percent. 

Booker also donated $24,000 to charity in 2018, or 15.7 percent of his income. Booker donated a much higher percentage of his income to charity in 2018 than other candidates have.

The senator had reported much higher income in 2017, after his income was  boosted by $275,250 from royalties. That brought his total income and adjusted gross income to $429,983 for 2017.

Booker released the hardcover version of a book in 2016, and the paperback version of the book in 2017.

He ended up paying $119,701 in taxes in 2017, and donated $20,275 to charity. His effective tax rate for 2017 was 27.8 percent.

Booker is not married and completed his tax returns as a single filer. All of the other presidential candidates who have released their tax returns so far filed their returns jointly with their spouses.

-- Updated at 6:43 p.m.