DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Jeb Bush paid an average federal income tax rate of 36 percent over the past three decades.
That’s according to tax returns Bush posted online Tuesday.
The records detail the Republican presidential candidate’s earnings and tax payments since 1981.
Bush notes that tax rate is higher than the 30 percent rate paid by Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2014.
He says on his website, “I have paid a higher tax rate than the Clintons even though I earned less income.”
The documents also detail Bush’s earnings over the eight years since he left office as Florida governor.
He served on numerous corporate boards and saw his income rise sharply in that time.
In 2013, Bush reported nearly $7.4 million in total income.
His principal business was consulting and speaking.