Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

Vision: The United States of America will reclaim its past glory as the Land of Opportunity, restoring the promise of the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.

Congressman Chris Collins Helps Genesee Co. Agency Win Battle with IRS

May 20, 2014
Press Release
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County wrongly lost tax-exempt status

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) helped the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Genesee County regain its tax-exempt status, something it should have never had revoked in the first place.  The CCE of Genesee County contacted Congressman Collins’ office after it was notified by the IRS that its tax-exempt status was being revoked without an explanation.

After months of back and forth, Collins’ office determined that the IRS mistakenly placed CCE of Genesee County on an ‘Auto-Revocation’ list.  The issue has now been resolved and the agency’s tax-exempt status has been restored.

“On behalf of CCE Genesee, I am extremely thankful and grateful for the persistent and timely support, and active intervention with the IRS in resolving the erroneous revocation of our tax-exempt status,” said Beverly Mancuso, Executive Director of CCE Genesee.  “Attempts to resolve this were unsuccessful until I reached out to Congressman Collins’ office.  I am extremely relieved to have this matter successfully addressed and behind us, hopefully once and for all.  I cannot even imagine how much time and effort was required on the part of the Congressman’s office, but our association is more than thankful.”

“Unfortunately, the IRS is an example of big government bureaucracy at its worst, and I am grateful my office was able to help Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County get out of a mess it never should have been in,” said Collins.  “Our office is always available to constituents and local agencies who are having a trouble navigating the federal government to get an answer or resolve a problem.”