BOSTON (CBS) – U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and likely Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren said they would release several years of tax return information Friday and they did.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Brown did so first this morning, making public the amounts from his federal and state returns from 2006 through 2011.

He has not put the actual documents online.  Brown allowed reporters to view the paper returns, but only at his campaign office.  Copies were not allowed to be made.

Brown and his wife, TV reporter Gail Huff, reported income of $510,856 in 2011 and paid $123,642 in taxes.

They also gave more than $16,000 to charity.  Brown and his wife own six properties, according to the returns.

Brown’s income was $357,251 back in 2006.

It took a big jump in 2010 to $839,520 when he was elected to the Senate and released a best-selling book about his life.

Warren released her tax information about 90 minutes later Friday in a summary online, showing basic information from 2008 to 2011.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

She and her husband, Harvard Law professor Bruce Mann, made $616,181 in 2011.  They paid $191,052 in taxes and donated more than $17,000 to charity.

They earned more than $980,000 in 2009 and $954,000 in 2010.

When combined over the same time frame of 2008 to 2011, here’s how Brown and Warren’s tax information compares:

Brown Warren
Total Earnings $1,932,488 $3,382,593
Charitable Giving $40,887 $96,001
Charitable % 2.1 2.8


The releases come after more than a week of negotiations in which both campaigns argued over when to unveil the returns and how many years to release.

Brown said Warren should have released six years of returns as he did.

“It’s not like buying a car.  Well, you give six, I’ll give four.  Listen, six is six.  The (Boston) Globe asked for six.  You want six, I gave six and the fact that she wanted to give two and now she’s up to four, I’m curious and others should be curious as to what’s on those others,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Warren said the four years of tax returns reflect the time she’s had connections in public service.

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