http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us...rens_deductions_a_bad_fit_with_pro_tax_stance U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her husband have written off hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable deductions in recent years — decreasing their tax burden by thousands just by claiming donated clothes, tax records show. Warren’s critics decry these practices as an example of not putting her money where her mouth is — calling for higher taxes while keeping her own burden down. “She, like most Americans, does not want to pay higher taxes,” GOP strategist Ryan Williams told the Herald. “When you rail against lowering the tax burden on working families, but you yourself do everything you can to lower your own tax burden, it smacks of hypocrisy.” The Massachusetts Democrat, who said she’s taking a “hard look” at a presidential run in 2020, has criticized President Trump’s tax-cut bill and said she wants to raise taxes. Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, last year made $913,442, and put in for $81,858 in charitable deductions, according to tax returns on her campaign website. In the five years before that, the couple wrote off a total of $190,734 in charitable deductions, records show. And they claimed donations for clothes. The pair wrote off $2,545 in 2014, returns show, after they gave what they reported as clothing originally purchased for $50,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters and Dress for Success. But Warren’s campaign corrected that value downward yesterday after the Herald called about the deduction. A spokeswoman said the couple made a mistake on the 2014 tax returns, saying the actual original value of donated clothing that year was about $8,000. But she insisted that error didn’t affect the amount the couple ended up paying. “The original values of donated clothing and household items listed on Senator Warren’s 2014 tax return (column g) were entry errors that did not affect the ultimate amount that she owed to the IRS because the deductions taken (column h) were correct,” Warren spokeswoman Kristen Ortman told the Herald. “The accurate original value was closer to the original value of similar clothing and household items in Senator Warren’s 2012 taxes (around $8,000).” In 2012, the couple wrote off $2,841 for “thrift shop” donations.