Larry Jordan

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Taxes: A Fact Check

Aug 12, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Several of my friends are clutching their pearls about the hiring of IRS agents over the next ten years, and Facebook is adding an AP Fact Check to some of  their posts.


Income Taxes Part VII: Volunteer Recognition

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
The other day, I stumbled across some comments that I made at a dinner for people who volunteered doing taxes. I had not thought about the dinner for years, and I was struck by how prophetic my comments were.

Income Taxes Part VI: Personal Reflections

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Today, I conclude my posts on poverty with some personal reflections.

Income Taxes Part V: Welfare

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
The Cato Institute produced a report that calculated the total value of welfare benefits, concluding that “...Welfare currently pays more than a minimum wage job in 35 states.” Really?

Income Taxes Part IV: Obamacare

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
Several years ago, I wrote a post describing how taxes are complicated, and one of my examples was the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. Since the penalty for not having health insurance was removed, Obamacare has become much simpler.

Income Taxes Part III: Medicaid

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I used to think that my tax situation was “typical.” I filed married filing jointly, with two incomes and two kids. My employer provided health insurance and a 401k plan and withheld for income taxes, Medicare, and social security. There is nothing “typical” about that.

Income Taxes Part II: Immigrants

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
I spent most of my career funding infrastructure projects in South Texas, including international bridges, private prisons, and public schools, so I  understand the challenges along the border.

Income Taxes Part I: Introduction

Jul 18, 2022 by Larry Jordan
For the last ten years, I volunteered for AARP and VITA, providing income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income people. I filed over 1,000 tax returns.