* The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.* The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.* The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor's statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.
September 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM EDT