CHICAGO — Bond lawyers are beginning to require that underwriters sit down with members of the issuer’s finance team to discuss how they determined the issue price for the bonds, an IRS official said at a seminar held here on Wednesday.

The Internal Revenue Service believes these kinds of discussions are a good idea, Allyson Dodd, the agency’s acting tax-exempt bond field manager, said at a regulation seminar co-sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

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