Murphy Uses Turbo Tax
Two days after challenging his opponents to release their tax returns, and one day after former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays released his, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy released his 2011 filing Wednesday morning.
It shows that Murphy and his wife, Catherine Holahan, had a total income of $220,353. Murphy made $157,500 as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Holahan made $62,625 as an attorney with Connecticut Legal Services.
Together they paid $45,499 in federal income taxes and will be getting a $6,757 tax return, but will owe the state about $351. They paid $11,423 in Connecticut income taxes.
The Cheshire couple also paid $2,209 in household payroll taxes for their childcare worker who takes care of their two children.
Unlike Shays, who filed his return on paper and paid an accountant $1,042 to prepare the return, the Murphys used TurboTax and filed their own return.
“How many Congressmen can say that?” Kenny Curran, Murphy’s campaign manager, joked.