Politics & Government
Wed April 16, 2014
Bentley Releases His Tax Return
Gov. Robert Bentley's tax return shows he's still not receiving any income from being governor, but he and his wife reported an adjusted gross income of nearly $373,000 for 2013. About $233,000 of that came from Bentley selling his interest in the building where his medical practice was located in Tuscaloosa. Much of the remainder was from IRA distributions and Social Security. The governor and first lady paid more than $81,000 in taxes. They also donated more than $15,000 to charities. Bentley has been releasing his tax returns every year since he ran for governor in 2010. He campaigned on a platform of not taking a salary as governor until Alabama's unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent. He's getting closer, because Alabama's most recent unemployment figure was 6.1 percent.