Romney Files For Extension On 2011 Tax Return

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney filed for an extension on his 2011 taxes Friday afternoon but will release them "sometime in the next six months," before the election, according to a campaign spokeswoman.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney filed for an extension on his 2011 taxes Friday afternoon but will release them "sometime in the next six months," before the election, according to a campaign spokeswoman.

"Earlier this year, Gov. Romney released his 2010 tax return and an estimate of his 2011 income and taxes," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in a statement. "This is an extension for filing his 2011 actual return, similar to what he has done in prior years."

She said Romney does not yet have "sufficient information to provide an accurate return."

The announcement came after President Obama and Vice President Biden released their returns Friday morning. Obama campaign surrogates have called for Republican presidential hopeful Romney to release multiple years of previous returns.

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The Romneys' returns released in January showed that he and his wife Ann paid an effective tax rate of 13.9% on their 2010 adjusted gross income. A preliminary return released at the same time estimated they would pay 15.4% on adjusted gross income of $20.9 million for 2011.