Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney arrives in Las Vegas, Nevada September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Romney paid $1.9 million in taxes in 2011: campaign
Posted : Friday, 21 September 2012 02:01PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid $1.9 million in taxes in 2011 on income of more than $13 million, his campaign said on Friday in attempt to counter claims by Democrats that he has been secretive about his taxes.
Romney's campaign said the candidate had paid an effective tax rate last year of 14.1 percent, and owed an average effective federal tax rate of 20.2 percent over the 20-year period ending 2009.
(Reporting by Alistair Bell; Editing by Will Dunham)
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