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Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity

Posted: 5:56 PM, Apr 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-16 01:28:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' full 2014 federal tax return shows he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family's income to charitable causes.

Sanders and his wife, Jane, donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of $205,000 that year. The share of his family's income that went to charity was about half of the percentage that his primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gave to charitable groups.

The Sanders campaign released the return a day after a heated Democratic presidential debate in New York in which Sanders pledged to release the single return but hesitated to say when he would release additional years of his taxes.