WASHINGTON -- Closing agreements involving tax-exempt bond issues that are audited by the Internal Revenue Service must be coordinated by the agency's headquarters and district offices, the IRS announced Friday.

The new procedure, which had been mentioned in speeches by IRS officials in the last few weeks, was formally sent to district offices as a written insert to be included in training manuals that are being used as part of the IRS' new tax-exempt bond enforcement program.

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