WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's recently created field service division is playing a much greater role in advising the agency's district offices on legal issues and enforcement activities in the bond area than its predecessor, an IRS official said in an interview last week.

Daniel J. Wiles, assistant chief counsel for the field service, said the tax litigation section, which was replaced by the field service division in an agency reorganization last year, would generally become involved in tax issues only when they were the subject of litigation.

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