Now that Mitt Romney has released his tax returns for 2010, we can have a stab at answering another key question. What would Romney himself pay in taxes if his tax policies become law?
In 2010, Romney enjoyed an income of $21.7 million. Of that amount, he paid about $3 million in taxes — a tax rate of just under 15 percent.
Citizens for Tax Justice, which is liberal-leaning but nonpartisan, supplied me with its analysis of what Romney would pay out of his 2010 income in taxes under various scenarios. The column to the right is what Romney would pay under his own plan: