The city of Longview is located in East Texas, at the point where the Interstate 20, Highway 80, and Highway 259 converge. It is surrounded by the smaller cities of Gladwater, Kilgore, Ore City, and Gilmer. Nicknamed the Balloon Capital of Texas, Longview is blessed with a climate that is characterized by mild winters and hot summers.
This city has a land area of 54.7 square miles with an estimated population of 81,443, of which 51.1% were females. The median resident age is 34.2 years old, slightly older than the Texas median resident age. There are around 28,363 households of which 49% are composed of married couples living together. The median household income is $33,858 and the median family income is $42,378. 10.4% of the residents of Longview were born outside of the United States.
Longview has a growing economy and is a major business hub in East Texas. Forbes Magazine recently ranked Longview as the 6th fastest growing small city in the United States. Major industries that generate income and jobs in the city are the technology, services, oil, and manufacturing sectors. Other industries such as metal and metal products, educational services, chemicals, mining and quarrying, and the construction sectors also contribute to its robust growth.
The unemployment rate in Longview is 4.8%, lower than the state’s unemployment rate of 5.5%.
The people of Longview hold various occupations such as production, metal and plastic workers, electrical equipment mechanics, installation, maintenance and repair jobs, drivers/sales workers, truck drivers, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance jobs.
Businesses in Longview, as anywhere else in the country, are required to timely file correct income tax returns. Accuracy in reporting income earned is absolutely important if you want to shield your company from the pain of IRS tax audits and IRS federal tax litigation.
Corporations and responsible officers in East Texas who have been found guilty of filing false income tax returns have been punished severely for their offenses. Penalties for filing false income tax returns and for aiding in the preparation of false tax returns can include prison time, restitution of the value of back taxes owed to the government, civil penalties and interest, and a steep fine.
If you or your business has received an IRS notice regarding your tax returns, you may be entitled to certain taxpayer remedies appropriate in your situation. Consult an IRS tax attorney who can assess your situation and represent you before the IRS.
In Longview, Texas, the law firm of Scott Scammahorn has almost 2 decades of tax litigation experience, helping clients resolve various types of IRS problems such as IRS tax liens and levies, and seeking remedies such as Offers in Compromise, payment plans, and innocent spouse relief.
Call us today at 903-595-1000 to speak to an attorney about your case.
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