In an interview with ABC News yesterday, Willard shared a few new tidbits about his life as a taxpayer: 1) He's not sure if he's ever payed less than a 13.9 effective tax rate 2) he's had the distinct pleasure of being audited by the IRS and 3) the crack squad in PwC's Boston* office is doing a bang-up job making sure he's 100% in compliance:
“From time to time I’ve been audited as it happens, I think, to other citizens as well, and the accounting firm which prepares my taxes has done a very thorough and complete job pay taxes as legally due,” Romney added. “I don’t pay more than are legally due.”
“I don't pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don't think I'd be qualified to become president. I'd think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires,” he added.
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*Unfortunately, Mittens doesn't name drop and since only officially know that P. Dubs did his tax return for 2010, we have to assume they've doing him the honor for a while. Of course we'd actually know who has been keeping him in compliance all these years if someone would just release more tax returns, MITT.