South Florida branches of the Internal Revenue Service are among the agency offices being affected by the current U.S. government shutdown.
And the situation is leaving some local taxpayers angry and frustrated.
Seventy-one-year old Alfonso Valencia of Sunrise said he was summoned by letter to the IRS' Plantation office several days ago to settle a real estate tax matter in person.
When told that the office is closed until further notice, he took it in stride. Nevertheless, he stomped his foot down on the pavement -- hard.