Biden paid nearly $300,000 in federal income taxes in 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks after a virtual meeting on safe school reopening, in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 2, 2020.

By Kate Sullivan and Sarah Mucha, CNN

(CNN) -- Joe Biden on Tuesday released his 2019 tax returns, which show he and his wife, Jill, paid nearly $300,000 in federal income tax last year and had an adjusted gross income of about $985,000.

Biden's release of his 2019 tax returns come hours before the first presidential debate and two days after The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes whatsoever in 10 out of 15 years beginning in 2000. Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, the Times reported. Trump has not released his tax returns to the public.

READ: 2019 tax returns for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

California Sen. Kamala Harris also released her 2019 tax returns on Tuesday, which showed that she and her husband, Doug Emhoff, paid about $1.2 million in taxes and had an adjusted gross income of about $3 million.

Last year, the Bidens released tax returns that showed they paid a total of $3.7 million in 2017 and $1.5 million in 2018.

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