Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
November 27, 2022

Oh, Mitt Romney, How You Tease Us with Your Approximate Effective Tax Rate

As we know, inevitable GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney hasn't been too forthcoming with his 1040, basically saying to hell with tradition and his own son Tripp Kip Skip Flip MATT! suggested (jokingly but sorta seriously) that just as soon as Imam Obama released his birth certificate, maybe dear ol' dad would dig out the tax return. 

However, in last night's debate, Mittens' armor started to crack on the tax return question:

Romney did not firmly commit to releasing his records but said historically candidates have released them around April. "That's probably what I'll do," he said.

That's nice and all but we demand official government documents with the amount of money you made in past years NOW, Willard and your teasing is not appreciated:

Mr. Romney  said his effective tax rate is “probably closer to the 15% rate than anything.”

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I guess we'll all just have to continue dreaming of your gigantic capital gains. Damn you, Mittens. Damn you.

Romney Says His Effective Tax Rate Is ‘Probably Closer to 15%’ [WSJ]
Romney unscathed from debate attacks [Reuters]

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

Exposure Drafts: A Very Taxing Thanksgiving

Listen to Oh My Fraud, a podcast by Caleb Newquist and Greg Kyte, and get free CPE through Earmark. And Exposure Drafts holiday cards are now available for purchase through Rubook Creative. Latest Accounting Jobs–Apply Now: Senior Accountant, Nonprofit clients Remote Posted 8 mins ago Operations Coordinator, CPA Firm Remote Posted 8 mins ago Remote Tax Manager Remote […]

a speech bubble

Immigrants Aren’t Ethical and Don’t Properly Report Their Income, Says Guy Who Reads Accounting Today

Yesterday morning, Accounting Today published a few letters from readers sent in response to AT’s August 26 article titled Do we need accounting firms? Editor-In-Chief Daniel Hood specifically invited reader comment when he asked out loud if we can do without accounting firms and, as expected, there were comments to be had. Like Randy Crabtree, […]