Tax season is here and that means IRS Tax Scams. Law Enforcement is not safe from the scammers either. Sheriff Ted Holder received a phone call from a Washington D.C. phone number from a person who identified himself as Mike Ross. Mr. Ross told Sheriff Holder he was delinquent on his taxes and that if he did not pay him he was going to have the "SHERIFF" come to his residence. Sheriff Holder politely explained to Mr. Ross that he was the Sheriff. The conversation abruptly ended. Actually, as I am writing this post, I am receiving a phone call from a Virginia number. You guessed it, a tax scammer. Remember, the IRS is NOT going to call you. They are going to send you a letter informing you of delinquent taxes. Local Law Enforcement has nothing to do with Federal Income Tax. The IRS recently released a statement saying that because of budget cuts they are understaffed and likely not going to be able to take most calls. Therefore, the IRS is NOT going to call you.