IRS offices in Flagstaff and Prescott, Ariz. were temporarily closed Tuesday as protests of IRS offices around the country were planned by Tea Party activists.

“They have a notice up that says ‘temporarily closed,” said Tom Case, a Lake Havasu resident.

Case drove three hours and 200 miles Tuesday with his wife to participate in the IRS protest of the Flagstaff office, located at 1633 S. Plaza Way. This was going to be Case’s first rally.

“I follow the politics of the Tea Party, I’m not necessarily a hardcore tea party person,” Case said. “This IRS thing to me is just a total example of an out of control government. Benghazi, the AP, Fast and Furious those are all terrible things that are happening to us but this one at this point is just beyond all reasonable doubt that this Administration and big government in general is just totally out of control and none of the people in charge seem to know what’s going on. That bothers me more than anything.”