As promised, Bernie Sanders releases tax return

Posted at 5:27 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 22:42:55-04

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released his 2014 tax year return Friday, following up on a promise he made during the Democratic Debate in Brooklyn Thursday night. 

"Well, I think we got one that’s coming out tomorrow," Sanders told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "Yeah, look, I don’t want to get anybody very excited. They are very boring tax returns." 


The joint return, which also includes his wife, Jane, shows the couple earned $205,617, with $46,213 coming from Social Security benefits. 

The Sanders' claimed $56,377 in deductions, most coming from home mortgage interest ($22,946), real estate and income taxes ($24,509), gifts to charity ($8,350) and unreimbursed business expenses ($4,473). 

According to the return, Jane Sanders also made $4,900 as a Commissioner on the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission. 

The Sanders' overpaid in the 2014 tax year, receiving a tax refund of $4,172.