Comparison of Romney and Ryan’s 2011 tax returns

Effective tax rate: 

Mitt Romney: 14.1%

Paul Ryan: 20.0%

Percentage of adjusted gross income earned from wages/salaries: 

Mitt Romney: 3.3%

Paul Ryan: 47.4%

Percentage of gross income derived from wealth/investments:

Mitt Romney: 96.7%

Paul Ryan: 52.6%

Percentage of gross income donated to charity:

Mitt Romney*: 29.2%

Paul Ryan: 4.0%

*calculated using the reported $4 million figure 

Percentage of gross income subjected to federal income tax after deductions and tax credits: 

Mitt Romney: 65.8%

Paul Ryan: 78.4%


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