Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is worth about $200 million. Where would that rank him on the list of the nation's richest presidents?
Congress has long set a lower tax rate for investment income, citing the benefit to the economy. But 87% of capital gains are claimed by people making more than $200,000 a year.
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The GOP contender’s income and wealth would rank him with some of the richest American presidents ever. But he wouldn't outrank the wealthiest, who was also the first.
The GOP candidate's 13.9% rate draws attention to a tax break for investment execs that taxes profits at the capital gains rate of 15% rather than the regular rate of up to 35%.
Pay attention to your 1099 forms, because the IRS does. Even if you don't get a form, you still have to report the income.
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