WASHINGTON -- The Treasury and Internal Revenue Service will modify the proposed reimbursement rules to make compliance easier for issuers whose budgetary and accounting systems are based on broad programs or purposes, rather than on specific projects, a Treasury official said yesterday.

"The problem is that the proposed rules don't take into account people who do fund- or program-accounting," David A. Walton, Treasury's attorney-adviser for tax-exempt bonds, said at a public hearing held yesterday on the rules, which were proposed last April.

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