U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand today released five years’ worth of tax returns on her official Senate website after Republican opponent Wendy Long called on her to do so.

According to the documentation, Gillibrand filed jointly with husband Jonathan and reported $165,614 in income. She paid $9,735 in state taxes adn $28,828 in federal taxes, giving her an effective tax rate of about 17 percent.

The returns show that the Gillibrands household income was as high as $397,792 at one point, just before the economic downturn at the end of 2008.

“I have always placed a top priority on finding new ways to increase the accessibility, transparency and accountability of government because it’s the right thing to do,” Gillibrand said. “Whether by passing legislation to ban any insider trading by members of Congress, or leading by example through posting my schedule and financial information to my website, New Yorkers deserve to know their interests are my only interests. I will always look for new ways to further my commitment to transparency.”

Long, in a statement relased by her campaign, took credit for the decision to post the documents and said she wanted to turn back to policy.

“I’m glad Senator Gillibrand heeded my call to release her taxes,” Long said. “Perhaps now we can move on to discussing her votes for big spending and high taxes that are breaking the backs of hardworking New Yorkers and creating recession-level unemployment.”

Unlike Mitt Romney, who has refused to release more than a year’s worth of tax returns, Gillibrand’s move today essentially shuts down an argument that Long could make moving forward in her uphill campaign against the Democrat, who is seeking a full, six-year term.

Long, a Manhattan lawyer and judicial activist, also serves on the Romeny campaign as a legal adviser, and has stopped short of calling on the expected GOP presidential nominee from doing the same.