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JAFO31 writes,

I could not find any explanation of the 6-figure income in the article.

There's this.

And that's the heart of the Wrights' zero tax bill. A couple who lived on 60 percent of the income the Wrights did last year, but who were relying on a $30,000 pension, $30,000 in Social Security and $10,000 in distributions from an IRA, using the standard deduction, would owe more than $7,000 in taxes.


So $70,000/yr is equal to 60% of Wright's income. It looks like they earned about $117,000 in 2013.

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