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Markey’s taxes show deductions, Social Security income

Representative Edward J. Markey, the Democratic nominee for the Senate, paid an effective tax rate of less than 20 percent over the past eight years, claiming large deductions for his mortgages, his travel expenses, and his car, his tax returns show.

According to his federal and state tax filings dating back to 2005, almost all of Markey’s income, which ranged from $140,777 to $161,433 per year over the eight-year period, came from his congressional salary.

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