Mitt Deferred Deductions to Make 2011 Tax Rate Higher

Before releasing his 2011 tax returns today, Mitt claimed that he’d paid at least 13% for each of the last ten years.

But over at Talking Points Memo, Brian Beutler points out* that if Mitt hadn’t deferred some 2011 deductions, his rate would have been between 10.5 and 12.2%.  So Mitt had to play with the numbers to falsely increase his tax rate.

* “Mitt Romney’s Real Effective Tax Rate”

2 comments on “Mitt Deferred Deductions to Make 2011 Tax Rate Higher

  1. danielfee says:

    I’m shocked! Mitt is lying to us again? Of course anyone with half a brain knows that as soon as the election is over Mitt can (and I am sure will) file an amended return and seek a refund. But then Mitt knows his base doesn’t have half a brain.

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