Clinton says she and Bill Clinton have paid nearly $44 million in taxes since 2007
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined onstage by her husband former President Bill Clinton after she delivered her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in releasing eight years of tax records, said on Friday that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007.

In a statement accompanying her tax records, Clinton said she and her husband paid an effective federal tax rate of 35.7 percent last year and that the rate went up to 45.8 percent when state and local taxes were figured in.

Clinton, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, released her family's tax returns from 2007 to 2014. She said they paid $43,885,310 in federal taxes and made $14,959,450 in charitable contributions.

"We've come a long way from my days going door-to-door for the Children's Defense Fund and earning $16,450 as a young law professor in Arkansas, and we owe it to the opportunities America provides," she said.