&Mdash; Dozens of tea party groups and other conservative organizations of the kind subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operated with small budgets and rarely displayed overt partisan activities, according to an Associated Press review of public tax filings by 93 such activist groups. A few groups built million-dollar operations and political ties that could have been legitimate grounds for IRS investigation, tax law experts said.
The AP reviewed 990 tax returns for nonprofit groups that were made publicly available and posted on both the Guidestar and the Foundation Center websites, searching between 2009 and 2011 under the terms "tea party," "patriot" and other terms frequently used by tea party groups. Several tea party groups also made their tax returns available to the AP. The returns detailed revenues and expenses for the groups, as well as other details. Donors' identifies, however, are shielded from disclosure under federal tax code provisions.
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It takes too much time to individually exchange links with other web sites, but webmasters are frustrated with the automated link exchanges because of the new penalties they are getting from search engines.
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Recently Google has been giving an Over-optimization Penalty" (OOP) for sites that place links on other sites with the same anchor text for those links. Automated link exchanges generate the same anchor text for links. Webmasters use the automated service to save time and as a faster means to gain more reciprocal links, but now the practice is hurting their site rating instead of helping it.
Bulgarian Trade Partners Ltd (BGTP) are pleased to announce the appointment of Marin Dimitrov as an Executive Director of both this company and of its parent company Balkan Holdings plc with effect from June 2005. The respective web sites for these companies can be found at www.bgtp.co.uk and www.balkanholdings.com
Balkan Holdings plc are also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ivan Stancioff to the board as a Non-executive Director with effect May 2005
Ivan Stancioff was born in Sofia and is a graduate of Georgetown University, Washington DC. After serving in the US Army he worked for IBM W T C in New York, Brazil and in Paris. In 1970 he was Director of the ITT-OTE Computer Project, Athens. He was Vice President International for both ITEL Corp. and Storage Technology Corp., working from London and in 1980 he set up his own IT Company -- Cresta Marketing S.A. in Geneva.
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