Bush took in more than 700,000 dollars in taxable income

Other News Materials 12 April 2008 03:14 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - US President George W Bush and first lady Laura reported a taxable income of 719,274 dollars for 2007, the White House said Friday.

The Bushes paid 221,635 dollars in taxes for the year based on income from the president's 400,000-dollar salary and from investments held in trusts. They donated 165,660 dollars to churches and charitable organizations.

Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne had a taxable income of 2,528,068 dollars and paid 466,165 in taxes for 2007. They will have to cut the federal government a check for 136,486 dollars for unpaid taxes by the April 15 filing deadline.

The Cheneys income come from the vice president's salary, pensions and book royalty income. They donated 166,547 to charity in 2007.