Gov. Dayton Releases Personal Tax Returns

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton faces re-election in two years, and he recently released his personal tax returns for last year.

The governor, whose family wealth grew from the Dayton’s department store chain, reported a salary of about $105,000 and another $191,000 in capital gains.

Dayton paid $65,378 in federal taxes, which his office said amounted to an effective federal tax rate of 25 percent. He paid about $32,000 in state income taxes, which his office said amounted to a 9.6 percent effective tax rate.

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