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Obamas annual income drops by two thirds

The annual income of the US Prez Barack and his wife Michelle has dropped by more than two-thirds.

Washington: The annual income of the US
President Barack and his wife Michelle has dropped by more than two-thirds to USD 1.73 in 2010 as against USD 5.5 million in 2009, the White House has said.

Obama and the First Lady filed their income tax return
jointly and reported an adjusted gross income of USD
1,728,096, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a
blog posting yesterday, the last day of filing the tax returns
for the year 2010.

"The vast majority of the family`s income is the
proceeds from the sale of the President`s books. The Obamas
paid USD 4,53,770 in total federal tax," he said.

The family also reported donating USD 2,45,075 ? or
about 14.2 per cent of their adjusted gross income ? to 36
different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was
a USD 1,31,075 contribution to the Fisher House Foundation.
Carney said that the President is donating the
after-tax proceeds from his children`s book to a Fisher House
scholarship fund for children of fallen and disabled soldiers.

The President and Michelle Obama also released their
Illinois income tax return and reported paying USD 51,568 in
state income taxes, the White House official said.
On the other hand, Vice President Joe Biden and his
wife Jill Biden reported an adjusted gross income of USD
3,79,178. The Bidens paid USD 86,626 in total federal taxes
for 2010. They contributed USD 5,350 to charity, in both
monetary and in-kind donations, he added.


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