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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Rendering Unto Caesar.

Want to read others' tax returns? Think they might be revealing?

They are; they are also generally immune from discovery in lawsuits because they are too private.

However, presidents often have theirs publicized. Here is a site that has cataloged numerous tax returns for Presidents Bush, Clinton, Carter, Nixon, and FDR, and even Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. (HT: Tax History Project.)

Check out the deductions that some took--the used underwear donations by Clinton are legendary. Also, President Bush's 2000 return shows a business gain of about $300, and a loss of $128 for rental real estate/partnerships. I'll enable the comments for you to include your own discoveries.