SAN FRANCISCO - The Internal Revenue Service may survey a larger group of nonprofit organizations or conduct "compliance checks" to better determine the extent to which they are complying with the tax laws and rules pertaining to their outstanding tax-exempt bonds, the director of the agency's tax-exempt bond office said Friday.

"At this point we're evaluating what kind of follow-up there ought to be," Clifford Gannett said, after the IRS released a report Thursday showing that less than half of 192 nonprofit organizations could show they were complying with bond requirements.

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