Interactive: U.S. Senate Candidate Tax Return Explorer

Candidates for U.S. Senate are releasing their tax returns, some going all the way back to 2006. This interactive allows you to compare the candidates' incomes totals, their taxes paid and their charitable donations. You can also just take a closer look at the documents.

Former ESPN and ABC sports commentator Craig James started it all with his five-year tax filing disclosure. He urged his fellow candidates to follow suit and release their tax returns from the past five years. A day later, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst released his tax returns, highlighting his large donations to charity. However, he didn't match James in number, and only shared filings from 2009 and 2010.

Following Dewhurst, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz made his tax returns for the last five years available to the Tribune. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has also released his returns, which have been added to the table below. Leppert provided filings to the public from 2008-2010.

As other candidates share their tax filings, they will be added to the chart.

2012 U.S. Senate Candidates Released Tax Returns
2010 Gross Adjusted Income $1,010,218 $2,040,840 $256,658 $443,194
Total Taxes $443,646 $674,703 $30,414 $95,856
Charitable Donations $1,197,611 $22,337 $20,200 +$242,900
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2009 Gross Adjusted Income -$1,485,642 $1,578,170 $1,090,225 $1,269,874
Total Taxes $281,188 $507,226 $94,649 $310,576
Charitable Donations $933,784 $9,023 $7,150 +$205,000
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2008 Gross Adjusted Income *N/A $780,198 $1,323,949 $1,499,832
Total Taxes *N/A $223,982 $124,697 $344,061
Charitable Donations *N/A $5,190 $14,512 +$88,550
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2007 Gross Adjusted Income *N/A $395,494 $2,409,487 *N/A
Total Taxes *N/A $94,705 $250,577 *N/A
Charitable Donations *N/A $2,945 $7,465 *N/A
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2006 Gross Adjusted Income *N/A $347,716 $4,208,625 *N/A
Total Taxes *N/A $78,086 $647,845 *N/A
Charitable Donations *N/A $4,797 $35,000 *N/A
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* The tax return from this year was not made available.

+ Tom Leppert set up the Leppert Family Foundation to be his primary method of making charitable donations. The numbers listed here are taken from this release, which lists the charitable donations made by both Leppert and his foundation.

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