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Abbott provided The Associated Press with copies of his 2010 12 returns. In an interview, he wouldn't commit to releasing earlier filings.
Abbott pledged to release future tax returns as governor. But asked about his aversion to releasing previous years, Abbott said, "I just think this is a good standard."
Perry, who isn't running for re election after 14 years, has used tax returns as a political cudgel. During his last re election bid, in 2010, Perry refused to debate former Hermes Belt Buckle Stamp
politicians, whose filings frequently reveal multiple real estate holdings, foreign tax credits or oil and gas royalties. Abbott's filings show none of those.
The filings also show Abbott gave less to charity than some of his political peers. He claimed $3,014 in charitable deductions last year and $6,620 in 2011.
Abbott, 55, was first elected to public office as a state district judge in 1992. He also spent six years on the Texas Supreme Court.
Abbott has received more than $5 million and counting from suing the owner of a tree that fell on him during a jog as a young law student. That money isn't taxable income, which is common in personal injury settlements. But it also makes his federal tax returns since 2010 an incomplete picture of the wealth of Texas' top lawyer, who is the early favorite to replace Gov. Rick Perry in 2014.
Abbott makes $150,000 annually as attorney general. His wife, Cecilia, makes about $50,000 a year at Harden Healthcare, where she is the managing director of community relations.
According to a copy of the lawsuit settlement released by his campaign, Abbott is guaranteed monthly deposits currently worth about $14,400. He also receives six figure, lump sum payments every three years. His most recent lump sum payment was $350,000 in 2010.
interest in his job. Abbott said he currently manages his own portfolio but doesn't know what companies are invested in his mutual funds. His 2012 filings show more than $177,000 in recent performance losses.
Among his few stock holdings is Youku Tudou Inc., a Chinese Internet television startup, which Abbott said "is supposed to be the China version of YouTube."
"It was just something popular that you read about. It could be in the Wall Street Journal," Abbott said. "I couldn't tell you sitting here right Hermes Belt Cheap now how I heard about it."
Abbott's tax returns don't include lawsuit payments
He instead has primarily invested in mutual funds a strategy he described as partly personal preference and partly to avoid conflicts of Hermes Belt Pictures
It is a stance that contrasts with Perry, who released his tax returns dating to the 1990s during campaigns that made him Texas' longest serving governor. He has said candidates running for public office should be transparent with federal tax filings.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott released personal tax returns Friday that show the Republican gubernatorial candidate earning about $200,000 a year but that don't reflect millions of tax exempt dollars made from a settlement following a 1984 accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
"This covers a solid background since I last ran for election," said Abbott, who was first elected attorney general in 2002.
He said not meeting Perry's level of disclosure was, in part, due to a matter of access to earlier returns.
None of Abbott's returns since 2010 exceed more than 20 pages. The filings are relatively straightforward compared with the returns of other Hermes Belt Canada