Governor Abbott’s tax returns show no owed federal taxes in 2015

Governor Greg Abbott (KXAN Photo)
Governor Greg Abbott (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest tax returns show he doesn’t owe any federal taxes for 2015 after deductions lowered most of nearly $120,000 in reported income.

Abbott released the tax filings Tuesday, keeping with a pledge to make the returns public while governor.

The returns only provide a partial picture of Abbott’s finances. He has received millions of tax-exempt dollars made from a settlement following his 1984 accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down after a tree fell on him while jogging.

Abbott and wife, Cecilia, have previously paid more than $89,000 in federal taxes combined since 2010 under previous returns disclosed by the couple.

Their deductions last year included more than $42,000 in property taxes and $13,000 to charity. They filed for a $27,000 refund. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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