Romney releases 2011 tax returns
Republican candidate also discloses 20-year financial snapshot
Mitt Romney filed his 2011 tax returns today and released a 20-year snapshot of his tax returns -- capping a difficult week by returning to the campaign a topic that has dogged the candidacy of the Republican presidential nominee since the start of the primaries. Romney’s updated tax returns, which will be posted online in full at 3 p.m. on Friday, show that he paid $1.9 million in taxes on $13.7 million in income, most of which came from his investments. It means his effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1 percent.