Romney Has Paid Over $2 Million In Foreign Taxes Since 2000

Asked about it at a town hall today, Romney said “I don’t think I paid any foreign income taxes, but I’ll look at it.” posted on

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EUCLID, Ohio — At a town hall here today, Mitt Romney was confronted by a questioner about foreign taxes he reported on his income tax returns, a charge Mitt Romney appeared to deny.

“I don’t think I paid any foreign income taxes, but I’ll look at it,” Romney replied over the boos of the audience for the hostile questioner.

But in fact, Romney has paid over $1.2 million in foreign taxes for “passive category income” since 2000, according to his 2010 income tax return.

Additionally he has paid over $800,000 in foreign taxes for “general category income” according to the same filing.

Romney’s wealth has dogged him since this campaign began, with a series of gaffes about his wealth seemingly serving as easy fodder for late night comedians. His refusal to release more than two years of tax returns has also drawn charges that he is hiding information from the public.

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