Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, admitted he has been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
David Muir of ABC News asked Romney during an interview Sunday in Israel if he had ever paid less than a 13.9 percent tax rate, the lowest rate in the tax returns he has released so far.
“I haven't calculated that,” Romney replied. “I'm happy to go back and look, but my view is I’ve paid all the taxes required by law. From time to time, I’ve been audited, as happens I think to other citizens as well, and the accounting firm which prepares my taxes has done a very thorough and complete job paying taxes as legally due. I don’t pay more than are legally due, and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due, I don’t think I’d be qualified to become President. I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the Tax Code requires.”
Romney has come under pressure to release more tax returns, but so far, he has only released his complete tax return for 2010 and an estimate of his taxes for 2011. A complete version of the 2011 return has been promised for release before the election.
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