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Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff made almost $1.7 million in 2020
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  • Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff earned $1,695,225 in 2020, tax returns show.
  • Emhoff's work as partner at law firm DLA Piper accounted for most of the couple's joint income.
  • Harris and Emhoff earned less than in 2019, when they collected $3,018,127.
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Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, collectively earned $1,695,225 last year, newly released tax returns show.

Most of the second couple's 2020 income came from Emhoff's work as partner at law firm DLA Piper, according to Bloomberg.

Harris contributed her salary as a US Senator and $293,902 from sales of her 2019 book, "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey."

Their income was substantially down on 2019, when they earned $3,018,127. The drop was mostly due to Emhoff stepping back from his law firm. In August 2020, Emhoff took a leave of absence from the company following Harris' nomination to vice president, and left the firm after the election in November.

Harris and Emhoff paid $621,893 in federal income tax in 2020, a rate of 36.7%, according to their joint tax filing shared Monday.

Their income in 2020 was much higher than the Bidens'. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden earned a collective $607,336 in 2020, and paid $157,414 in federal income tax, a rate of 25.9%, according to their joint return.

This is a substantial drop from 2019, when the first couple earned $944,737. The president stopped taking paid speaking engagements during his election campaign.

Harris and Emhoff have collective assets between $3.1 million and $7 million, Bloomberg reported.

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