WASHINGTON -- Congress will probably approve proposals to simplify tax law bond provisions next year, but it is less likely to permanently extend the authority to issue mortgage revenue and small-issue industrial development bonds, a Senate tax aide said yesterday.

The simplification proposals probably would be passed as part of a major tax bill designed to stimulate the economy and to cut taxes for the middle class, said Lindy Paull, tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee. Ms. Paull was speaking to the National Conference of State Legislature's state-federal assembly here.

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