Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns

Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape Steve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination We need a climate plan for agriculture 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 TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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 SandersJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJoe Biden faces an uncertain path Biden: 'There's an awful lot of really good Republicans out there' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate MORE (Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand: Rosy economic outlook not 'reflected in everyday, kitchen-table issues families are facing' Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Steve King to Gillibrand: Odds of me resigning same as yours of winning presidential nomination 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.