tax returns http://wuis.org en Tax Returns Revealing ... But Not Revealing Enough http://wuis.org/post/tax-returns-revealing-not-revealing-enough <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Pat Quinn is the latest Illinois official to disclose his tax returns. They show he paid about $29,000 federal taxes, $7,700 in taxes to the state. Still, a lot of information about politicians' finances can remain hidden.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's no law requiring politicians make their tax returns public, though they often do.</span></p><p>Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says that's a positive thing.</p><p>"I think it shows that people are demanding more disclosure," she says.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23486 at http://wuis.org Tax Returns Revealing ... But Not Revealing Enough Quinn Releases Tax Returns; Rauner's Waiting http://wuis.org/post/quinn-releases-tax-returns-rauners-waiting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Gov. Pat Quinn has released his 2013 tax returns. They show basic information: like that his taxable income is $161,962.98.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That left him paying about $7,700 in state taxes, and about $29,000 to the federal government. Plus another $3,000 or so in property taxes.</span></p><p>But they also reveal some other insights.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:13:48 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23485 at http://wuis.org Quinn Releases Tax Returns; Rauner's Waiting Rauner Made $53 Million In 2012 http://wuis.org/post/rauner-made-53-million-2012 <p>One of the Republicans running for governor had a very good year in 2012. Bruce Rauner released his tax returns Monday, and says he made more than $53 million.</p><p>When people say, don't work for your money, make money work for you, this is what they're talking about.</p><p>Rauner's 2012 tax returns show he and his wife made almost all of their money on interest, capital gains, and real estate.</p><p>The line on his tax form for W-2s, where most people report "wages, salaries, (and) tips," shows zero dollars.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:40:32 +0000 Brian Mackey 13756 at http://wuis.org Rauner Made $53 Million In 2012