WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service officials are taking a position in the tax dispute over $427.2 million of bonds issued by the Village Center Community Development District that they previously said they would not take, according to the CDD’s lawyer.

Perry Israel, the lawyer representing the Village Center CDD, in Florida, made this assertion in letters and documents sent Tuesday to Rebecca Harrigal, the new director of the IRS’ tax-exempt bond office, and Helen Hubbard, IRS associate chief counsel for financial institutions and products.

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