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The Mountainlands Community Housing Trust will hold an open house on Thursday Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. to thank the community for its support and to celebrate the holidays. The open house will be held at the Mountainlands Community Housing Trust office at 1960 Sidewinder Drive, suite 107. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. For more information call Mountainlands Community Housing Trust at 649-9719. Conference to highlight impact of budget and tax cuts On December 8, the Family Investment Coalition will hold a press conference underscoring the short- and long-term ramifications of the FY 2006 budget process for the State, its children, and its families. It will be held at 10 a.m. at the Salt Lake City YMCA at 322 East 300 South. Speakers from a variety of perspectives will outline the implications of the House package of spending and tax cuts for low-income safety net programs. They will also encourage our Senators and Representatives to work with their colleagues to do everything they can to protect the most vulnerable Utahns. For more information on the press conference or the federal budget process, please contact 801-521-2035 x 131 or andrew IRS warns of email scam The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert about an Internet scam in which consumers receive an e-mail informing them of a tax refund. The e-mail, which claims to be from the IRS, directs the consumer to a link that requests personal information, such as Social Security number and credit card information. The bogus e-mail, which claims to come from "tax refundstells the recipient that he or she is eligible to receive a tax refund for a given amount. It then says that, to access a form for the tax refund, the recipient must use a link contained in the e-mail. The link then asks for the personal and financial information. The IRS does not ask for personal identifying or financial information via unsolicited e-mail.Additionally, taxpayers do not have to complete a special form to obtain a refund. If you receive an unsolicited e-mail purporting to be from the IRS, take the following steps: 1. Do not open any attachments to the email, in case they contain malicious code that will infect your computer. 2. Contact the IRS at (800) 829-1040 to determine whether the IRS is trying to contact you concerning a tax refund.