According to the results of his campaign, Sanders and Ms. Jane jumped from $ 240,622 in 2015, the year he started his first white bid, to $ 1,073,333 a year later than he once did obscure lawmakers became a political sensation left and a bestselling author with revenue from royalties.
Since that first run, Sanders and his wife have made more than $ 2.79 million in total and ranked them in the super-rich category.
Sanders said in a statement The returns "show that our family was very happy."
"I think I have to pay more taxes as my income has become a commitment and an investment in our country," he added. "I will continue to fight to make our tax system more advanced so that our country has the resources to guarantee the American dream to all people."
Records show that Sanders' income is growing and largely confirming his status as a millionaire. The strength of book sales revenues, including Macmillan's bestseller "Where We Go From Here", published in 201
Sanders reported that family earnings in 2018 came from $ 566,421, $ 382,920 of which came from writing and licensing fees. The documents indicate that he paid $ 137,573 in taxes and $ 8,267 in taxes in 2018. Sanders claimed to pay an effective tax rate of 26% on his adjusted gross income. The couple announced that they had donated $ 18,950 to charity.
Sanders made $ 110 in music fees last year, presumably for his folk album "We Shall Overcome" in 1987 and another $ 1,810 from his 1997 "Outsider in the House" released by Verso. He was paid and received another $ 391,000 for his books.
Sanders had come under increasing pressure to file tax returns when his primary rivals introduced their own returns and critics – along with some allies – began campaigning for more complete behavior. Public view into the candidate's paperback. The issue was even more intense politically, and the Democrats continued to demand the tax return of President Donald Trump.
Independent Vermont released its records on this year's tax filing deadline shortly before a Fox News Town Hall appearance, where it is expected to call Trump to do the same.
The revelation that Sanders is now a millionaire had in some places cast doubt on his ability to effectively convey the progressive populist message that made him a political star.
Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir dismissed these suggestions and told CNN that the candidate's personal assets had "no influence" on his policy Wealthy in this country to do the things that need to be done, such as Medicare for All, like an environmental employment plan, the answer is "yes," Shakir said. "He could earn another million dollars and it still would not matter."
In 2016, Sanders published only one year of records in his first presidential campaign – starting in 2014. Sanders recently announced that its revenue comes from book sales After this race, a millionaire made it. Nevertheless, he is one of the least wealthy members of the US Senate.
"Bernie Sanders has paid his fair share of taxes," Shakir said, adding that he hoped the returns would calm the "bustle and the Kerfuffle" anticipation of his release. He also acknowledged that Sanders' vague promises and campaign about their plans had contributed to the speculation. In several forums, including a CNN Town Hall, shortly after he entered the race in February, Sanders promised to "announce" soon.
"I think there were some interpretations for" soon ", which I would do in retrospect, and I loved alleviating a little by being a bit more aware of when it would come," Shakir said "We wanted to do 10 years, so we had an (internal) conversation in which he said: 'Let's do it all at once, so let's do it last.'"