Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband, Michael, earned $156,368 in 2010, according to copies of tax returns Haley allowed reporters to review.
That was down from almost $200,000 in 2009, largely because Haley left her $110,000-a-year job with Lexington Medical Center midway through the year as she campaigned for governor.
The couple reported income from four sources:
-- Nikki Haley's legislative salary of $21,009-- Her salary and severance of $66,574 from Lexington Medical-- Michael Haley's S.C. National Guard salary of $62,151 as a human resources officer-- His S.C. National Guard pay of $6,634.
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The coupled, who paid more than $4,000 in late fees and penalties between 2004 and 2009, filed their taxes on April 13, before this year's tax-filing deadline. At the time, the governor's office said Haley would allow the media to review her tax return at a later date.
However, the Haley's paid a $21 penalty for underestimating their 2010 tax liability by $883.
The couple gave $1,375 to charity, including $250 in non-cash gifts. That's less than 1 percent of their total income.
Haley campaigned for governor saying charities and individuals should do more for the unfortunate because the state is cash-strapped.
Haley also made income disclosure an issue, saying lawmakers and other statewide officials should disclose their income. Lawmakers have introduced bills requiring additional disclosure, but those proposals have made no progress in the Legislature.
During last year's campaign, Haley was criticized for calling for financial disclosure while failing to disclose that she had been paid more than $40,000 to do consulting work for a Columbia-based engineering firm that does business with the state. Haley has declined to say what she did to earn that sum.
- John O'Connor