WASHINGTON -- Treasury continues to support extending tax law provisions that are due to expire next months, including popular bonasure, but has been told by industry officials that a short delay will not hurt the financial markets, a Treasury official said yesterday.

"We've been told that an effort to deal with them this fall may be sufficient," Fred T. Goldberg, Treasury's assistant secretary for tax policy, told those attending a luncheon at the U.S. Chamber of Congress here.

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