Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns

Cory Booker releases 10 years of tax returns
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 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 TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit 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 SandersGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay: AP MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay: AP Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk Senate confirms Army, Navy chiefs 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.