Dallas City is one of the largest urban centers in the United States, forming part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington metropolitan statistical area. Dallas is centrally located in North Central Texas, about 35 miles away from Fort Worth and 245 miles away from Houston.
With 14 entertainment districts, world class shopping centers, and numerous four and five-star/diamond hotels, Dallas is the prime visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Tourist attractions include the Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas Love Field, Bishop Art District, Dallas World Aquarium, and Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Dallas has a total land area of 340.5 square miles with an estimated population of 1.341 million people as of 2017, making Dallas the ninth largest city in the United States and the third largest in Texas. There are as many males and females in Dallas where the median resident age is 31.8 years old, slightly younger than the Texas median age. 23.9% of the residents were born outside the United States. The average household size has 2.6 persons and the estimated median household income was $41,354. Cost of living in Dallas is lower than the United States average.
Dallas is bustling with economic activity brought about by companies engaged in construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance, health care, educational services, administrative and support, and waste management services. 371,113 people work and live in Dallas, many of whom work as construction laborers, cooks and food preparation workers, driver and sales workers and truck drivers, construction trades workers, laborers and material movers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, among the 12 largest metropolitan areas across the country, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area ranked second in terms of jobs added over 2018 and the annual rate of job growth.
Dallas is known for oil which is a big wealth driver and one of the reasons why this city is known as the top city for growing new millionaires in recent years. In 2013, the number of millionaires in Dallas reached 113,000, when combined, they control $457 billion in wealth in the United States. By 2018, the number of High Net Worth individuals (those with a net worth of $1 to $30 million) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area had reached 298,220. In January 2019, Dallas was named one of the world’s top 10 wealthiest places.
Rising incomes and net worth can attract the attention of IRS examiners who may send audit notices and other notices concerning tax returns that businesses and individuals regularly submit.
According to reviews of IRS audit data, Dallas taxpayers are more likely to be audited than other people around the country. An estimated 8.2 returns per 1,000 filings were audited in the years 2012 through 2015 in Dallas, compared to the national average of 7.7 audits per 1,000 filings. In calendar year 2017, the IRS audited almost 1 million tax returns around the country, representing 0.5% of all returns filed that year.
Statistics also demonstrate that returns for lower-income people are becoming increasingly ripe for audits, as the IRS budget fluctuates under the current federal administration. Everyone is at risk for an audit, rich or poor, and everyone can benefit from the assistance of a qualified tax attorney
When the IRS finds a deficiency in the taxes that you’ve declared and paid, you may be the subject of tax collection procedures and even IRS tax cases. If you have received an IRS notice or have a federal tax case, engaging the services of an experienced Dallas tax attorney is absolutely essential in order to prevent losing assets or property in a levy or garnishment.
In Dallas, Texas, the law firm of Scott Scammahorn has been helping taxpayers fight the IRS for over 16 years. Backed by an advanced law degree in taxation, Mr Scammahorn can help you in obtaining favorable outcomes such as reducing your liability, obtaining an Offer in Compromise, or negotiating a Partial Pay Instalment Agreement in your favor. Moreover, Mr. Scammahorn knows Dallas: He earned his law degree right here at Texas A&M University School of Law.
Matters involving the IRS are as complicated as they are sensitive. You need an attorney who is familiar with the tax laws and practices of the IRS in addition to someone who has a deep understanding of the underlying business, financial, and reputational issues that may be impacted by an IRS audit. Our firm is prepared to advise you on fielding the responses to the IRS as well as evaluating any underlying tax issues in your business dealings or personal finances.
We invite you to call our Dallas tax lawyer today at 972-239-0400 to speak to arrange an initial appointment to discuss your IRS problems.
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