For 3rd Straight Year, Christies Seek Tax Return Filing Extension

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)Gov. Chris Christie and his wife will get more time to complete their family’s 2011 income tax returns.

The governor’s office said the Christies have filed for a six-month filing extension, though it did not specify why it was sought.

This is the third straight year the couple has sought a filing extension.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno filed her family’s tax forms by Tuesday’s deadline. But Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said copies of Guadagno’s returns won’t be released until the Christies file their tax paperwork.

In October, the governor’s office released tax forms that showed the couple earned $449,607 in 2010. That was down from the $544,047 they reported in 2009, according the tax returns.

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