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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – The deadline to file your taxes is less than a week away and many people are finding it impossible to even speak to anyone at the IRS for help.

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The line at the Taxpayer Assistance Center at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas was reported to have hundreds of people waiting for tax help.

According to reports, the wait is several hours, if you can see a representative at all.

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One of the taxpayers who’s made more than one trip, is still trying to resolve his tax problems. “I came yesterday at 1:20pm and they had already shut down and were not letting anybody in,” said Tim. “But their phone message says 8:30am – 4:30pm – no appointment necessary.”

IRS officials say they’re understaffed and are blaming budget cuts at the agency for the delays.

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