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So How Much Did You Pay in Income Taxes This Year?

Taxes paid by President in 2004

As you get ready to file your federal income tax return at the last minute, this might make you feel better: you probably paid less than your boss and also less than the guy who wants to be your boss.

President Bush paid $227,490 in taxes this year (about 28% of his income), VP Cheney owed $253,067 and presidential candidate John Kerry paid $90,575.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47