If you need help with your taxes, you're going to have to wait.
The Internal Revenue Service's customer service help line is closed because of the government shutdown, according to the Washington Post.
While automated processes at the IRS will continue, certain services that require people — like answering customer service phone lines — are not operating.
This year, tax season begins Jan. 29. If the federal government is still closed by then, specific functions that directly impact taxpayers including issuing refunds, audits, and processing non-disaster relief transcripts could be put on hold, according to Forbes. Typically, during a government shutdown, IRS services including E-filing of taxes, mailing tax forms and active criminal investigations continue.