Paul Ryan and wife, Janna, have released the tax returns for the past two years.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the returns show that in 2010, Ryan and his wife paid an effective tax rate of 15.9 percent and one of 20 percent in 2011.
The Journal reports that a little more than half of the couple's income for that period came from Ryan's Congressional salary. The paper adds:
"A little more than half of the Ryans' total income in that two-year period came from the congressman's congressional salary.
"But the couple also earned significant outside income from dividends, capital gains, real estate and other sources. ...
"A Ryan aide told the Journal Sentinel last week that much of Ryan's investment income is from holdings that belonged to his wife.
"'As these are properties Rep. Ryan "married into," for lack of a better term,' Ryan spokesman Kevin Seifert said last week, "he does not play an active role in them and has no plans to."
The Romney campaign has posted the returns on its website: 2010 are here; 2011 are here.
The Ryans had a total adjusted gross income of $323,416 in 2011, up from $215,417.
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