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Heinz Kerry made $5.1m (Combined annual income $20 million)
Boston Globe ^ | October 16, 2004 | Beth Healy

Posted on 10/16/2004 12:28:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

....Heinz Kerry reported almost no ordinary wages last year. Her self-employment pay and a pension payment of $35,448 total less than $60,000, the return shows.

"She's got less than $60,000 subject to the rates normal people pay," said Joseph B. Darby III, a partner in the tax practice at the Boston law firm Greenberg Traurig, who reviewed the tax return yesterday.

Darby said Heinz Kerry's taxes reflected a common investment approach for wealthy people. Her assets are roughly split between low-yielding, tax-free bonds and dividend-paying stocks.

Heinz Kerry gained most of her fortune in an inheritance from her former husband, the late Senator H. John Heinz III of Pennsylvania, an heir to the HJ Heinz Co. founders.

The Center for Public Integrity, which tracks the candidates' finances, estimates Kerry and Heinz Kerry's combined annual income to be at least $20 million, based on Kerry's annual financial disclosure report. But the report provides broad ranges of income values, rather than specific figures. Heinz company stock is the largest single generator of income in the combined Kerry-Heinz Kerry disclosure, and the largest single asset...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fairshare; heinzkerry; incometax; kerry; taxreturns; teresaheinz; wealth

1 posted on 10/16/2004 12:28:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This can't be right.

If momma t made $5,000,000 that would mean that sKerry would have to have made $15,000,000, Senators can't make that much publicly.

2 posted on 10/16/2004 12:32:08 AM PDT by Positive (There's nothing sadder than seeing a group of great ideas being murdered by a bunch of brutal facts!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like a good reason for a National Retail Sales Tax, make them pay their fair share.....


3 posted on 10/16/2004 12:35:56 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Positive

I'm no expert but I think that means some of it is sheltered and not subject to taxes. The $5.1m is her taxable income.


4 posted on 10/16/2004 12:42:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Positive
If TaRaZa is worth 750 Million, the returns of that kind of investments alone would generate millions of dollars in income.

I would like to see what joint ventures her and Horse face have going

5 posted on 10/16/2004 12:46:49 AM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Last spring, she said she would provide the first two pages of her form 1040 when she filed the return this month after an extension.

Only the first to pages ????

And

The Center for Public Integrity, which tracks the candidates' finances, estimates Kerry and Heinz Kerry's combined annual income to be at least $20 million, based on Kerry's annual financial disclosure report. But the report provides broad ranges of income values, rather than specific figures.

How is it that Terri's income was only 5.1 million and yet they have a combine income of 2o million??

John made 15 million more then Terri last year???

Are there any Freeper Accountants around that can answer this?

6 posted on 10/16/2004 12:50:04 AM PDT by Mo1 (Terri Kerry's remedy for arthritis - soak white raisins in gin for 2 weeks)
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To: Mo1

I guess the $5.1M figure is her taxable income the rest is sheltered.


7 posted on 10/16/2004 12:52:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Center for Public Integrity, which tracks the candidates' finances, estimates Kerry and Heinz Kerry's combined annual income to be at least $20 million, based on Kerry's annual financial disclosure report. But the report provides broad ranges of income values, rather than specific figures. Heinz company stock is the largest single generator of income in the combined Kerry-Heinz Kerry disclosure, and the largest single asset.

$627,150 / $20,000,000 = 3.1%
8 posted on 10/16/2004 12:56:39 AM PDT by igoramus987
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"The $5.1m is her taxable income."

Actually not. $2.8 million of that total is tax-exempt. She therefore paid taxes on a "mere" $2.3 million of taxable income. So presumably she had a relatively low cash on cash return on her investments or she is sheltering a hell of a lot.

As I pointed out 10 year Treasury bonds pay 4.25% (today at historically low rates). If she had $425,000,000 in Treasuries her income from that would have been over $18,000,000, where the heck does one "shelter" nearly $16,000,000 in taxable income?

9 posted on 10/16/2004 12:58:49 AM PDT by Positive (There's nothing sadder than seeing a group of great ideas being murdered by a bunch of brutal facts!)
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To: Positive

I guess that's their "fair share."


10 posted on 10/16/2004 1:01:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The $5.1 million number is not her taxable income. It's her taxable income (roughly $2.4 million) plus tax-exempt interest income ($2.7 million).

I have no idea where the $20 million figure came from. The Kerry campaign noted that her TRUSTS also allegedly pay tax. Perhaps the other $15 million was actually earned by them.


11 posted on 10/16/2004 1:02:07 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: Positive
Has she release all of her tax returns or just the first 2 pages she mentioned last spring she would ??
12 posted on 10/16/2004 1:02:55 AM PDT by Mo1 (Terri Kerry's remedy for arthritis - soak white raisins in gin for 2 weeks)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

15 million annual tax shelter sure is a lot of money

I wonder where she is hiding it?


13 posted on 10/16/2004 1:09:44 AM PDT by Mo1 (Terri Kerry's remedy for arthritis - soak white raisins in gin for 2 weeks)
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To: Mo1
Just the first two pages. You can find them here and here.
14 posted on 10/16/2004 1:10:56 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

Interesting.

I guess I'm too stupid to file the Kerry-Heinz-Kerry way.


15 posted on 10/16/2004 1:12:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I guess I'm too stupid to file the Kerry-Heinz-Kerry way.

Nah. You're just not rich enough. I'm sure she is employing an army of lawyers, accountants and tax planners to make sure that she minimizes the Heinz family tax burden. Most of the shelters are probably legal, but there's no way anyone can tell from the first two pages of her 1040.

What we do know is she signed her name as "Teresa Heinz", not Heinz-Kerry. We also know that she paid more in alternative minimum tax than regular income tax. But we don't know why. It may have something to do with the oil and gas and timber partnerships she owns, or interest on certain "private activity" municipal bonds that are exempt from regular income tax but not AMT. Unless she releases the rest of her 1040, including the schedules, we'll never know. I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.
16 posted on 10/16/2004 1:27:44 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

Bump!


17 posted on 10/16/2004 1:29:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: conservative in nyc

Steve Forbes' flat tax wouldn't sit well with Kerry/Heinz.


18 posted on 10/16/2004 1:36:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rolling_stone
Looks like a good reason for a National Retail Sales Tax, make them pay their fair share


EXACTLY...
no loopholes
geeez, they only paid about 12.5 % - so you can see it's not the filthy rich that will pay but the people in the range of the small business owner.
Kerry's mantra is - I'll tax the rich - the millionaires,,,
anyone making over $200,00 a year.
I was hoping to hear "W" say "Ah, last I looked, $200,000 isn't even one quarter to the way of being a millionaire" not to mention, "If you're so dedicated to millionaires paying higher taxes, why do use every loophole to pay only 12,5%?"
19 posted on 10/16/2004 2:03:17 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why is Mrs. Kerry referred to as Heinz Kerry instead of just Kerry? Or Teresa Kerry? Is it in a pre-nup d'ya suppose?


20 posted on 10/16/2004 2:34:10 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso
It was a political decision. I can't remember where I read it, but she publically admitted that she started using Heinz-Kerry when John the gigolo started running for President. They didn't think the little people would understand their marriage. LOL.
21 posted on 10/16/2004 2:40:42 AM PDT by MKM1960
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What I want to know is what state did Therazzza claim as residency? According to her 1040 it was prepared in PA. Makes me wonder if she used PA as her Residency, since a copy of her MA Tax Forms are not on the Kerry website. Not to mention the I believe the tax rate is lower in PA. Or did she claim MA this year and in past years Claim PA.
22 posted on 10/16/2004 2:54:23 AM PDT by MA~Bear
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To: MA~Bear

BTTT.


23 posted on 10/16/2004 3:45:51 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: MA~Bear

The New York Times reported that Ms. Heinz listed her Pennsylvania estate as her address on her federal tax returns.


24 posted on 10/16/2004 7:31:09 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

Wonder what's in the part she didn't release.


25 posted on 10/16/2004 7:44:48 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: conservative in nyc

There is a hint as to which address Teresa Heinz filed her 2003 tax return. Although redacted, if the jpg is blown up, the zip code area reveals a "5" in it (look at the end of the "city, town, post office, state, zip" line on the first page of her 1040).

There are very few zip codes in Boston with a "5" in them, particularly in the second digit of the 5-digit zip code.

However, ALL of the Pittsburgh codes have a "5" in the second digit.


From the zip code reference website:
http://www.mongabay.com/igapo/zip_codes/MA.htm

Boston : 02297 02295 02293 02284 02283 02266 02241 02222 02217 02216 02215 02212 02211 02210 02209 02208 02207 02206 02205 02204 02203 02202 02201 02199 02196 02163 02133 02128 02127 02125 02124 02123 02122 02121 02120 02119 02118 02117 02116 02115 02114 02113 02112 02111 02110 02109 02108 02107 02106 02105 02104 02103 02102 02101


Pittsburgh : 15290 15201 15202 15203 15204 15205 15206 15207 15208 15209 15210 15211 15212 15213 15214 15215 15216 15217 15218 15219 15220 15221 15222 15223 15224 15225 15226 15227 15228 15229 15230 15231 15232 15233 15234 15235 15236 15237 15238 15239 15240 15241 15242 15243 15244 15250 15251 15252 15253 15254 15255 15257 15258 15259 15260 15261 15262 15263 15264 15265 15266 15267 15268 15270 15272 15274 15275 15276 15277 15278 15279 15281 15282 15283 15285 15286 15290

Curious...


26 posted on 10/16/2004 7:49:19 AM PDT by realr
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To: realr

The New York Times asked. Her accountant said she used her Pittsburgh-area address.


27 posted on 10/16/2004 8:27:03 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: mewzilla
Wonder what's in the part she didn't release.

Everything you need to know about why John Kerry is a hypocrite because his tax hikes on the so-called wealthy won't affect the super-rich like his wife, just people who actually work for a living. And a how-to manual on how the super-rich minimize their taxes by using (probably legal) loopholes.
28 posted on 10/16/2004 8:30:41 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc

Well, the Kerrys screwed up. Again. A modified limited hangout ain't gonna work here, either...Bwah hah hah hah hah....


29 posted on 10/16/2004 8:39:03 AM PDT by mewzilla
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