Dealing with complicated tax issues is difficult enough without the added trouble of navigating a complex bureaucracy. As your U.S. senator, one of my top priorities is ensuring that Colorado families and small businesses don't get caught up in unnecessary red tape. That's why my office provides resources and assistance to Coloradans when they encounter problems in dealing with the IRS and other federal agencies.
One recent case my staff and I worked on was with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that encourages individuals to give back to our beautiful state. In January 2013, the organization found out that an IRS data entry error had made it falsely appear that the organization did not have tax-exempt status, which threatened their very existence.
When Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado got in touch with me to see what could be done, my office immediately got to work on its case. After several months of hard work and discussions with the IRS, the IRS corrected its error. Today, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado has been able to return to its mission of helping Coloradans give back to their communities.
I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that all Coloradans have the resources they need to cut through burdensome red tape and focus their energy on creating jobs and improving our communities.
"One of the things we found in all of our experiences with Senator Udall and his office in general, whether it's here in Colorado or the D.C., office, is that they've been very supportive of our work. We feel like it is a great place to turn to if we need help." -- Ann Baker Easley, executive director of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.