Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Following-up the Tax-Exemption Story

Since we Yesha groups never use "occupy", was the IRS zeroing on Arab or anti-Zionist groups?

The Internal Revenue Service's screening of groups seeking tax-exempt status was broader and lasted longer than has been previously disclosed, the new head of the agency acknowledged Monday. Terms including "Israel," ''Progressive" and "Occupy" were used by agency workers to help pick groups for closer examination, according to an internal IRS document obtained by The Associated Press...spreadsheets listing the terms — called BOLO lists for "be on the lookout for"—  [were in a] 16-page document, with many parts blacked out, show[ing] that the terms "Progressive" and "Tea Party" were both on that list, as well as "Medical Marijuana," ''occupied territory advocacy" and "Healthcare legislation."

And read this account.


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