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De Blasio, with Shot at Trump, Releases 2016 Tax Returns

The mayor and his wife earned just over $220,000 last year

In an era where tax returns are more political than ever, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released his on Tuesday -- and did not waste the chance to criticize President Donald Trump for withholding his.

"See, President Trump? It's not that hard," the mayor tweeted, along with a screenshot of his IRS e-filing authorization.

The mayor and wife Chirlane McCray reported adjusted gross income of $220,651, on which they paid just under $42,000 in taxes. They are apparently owed a refund of about $4,000. 

The returns provided a deeper look into the mayor's finances, including $106,000 in rental income for two Brooklyn properties, and $2,088 in charitable donations, which was in line with the year prior. 

"We won’t bore you with the endless excuses our president has made. We’ll just say this: No one forces any of us to run for public office, but those in public office must be transparent about our finances," the mayor and first lady wrote in a blog post accompanying their filing. 

The White House reiterated on Monday that President Trump's returns would not be released, citing an IRS audit. 

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