WASHINGTON — Municipal market groups often at odds with one another are for once in agreement, with each telling the Internal Revenue Service that its proposed issue price rules are unworkable and would hurt issuers as well as the market.

Groups representing lawyers, dealers, municipal advisors and issuers asked the IRS in comments on its proposals to keep the reasonable expectations standard in the existing issue price rules. Several of the groups have asked the IRS to withdraw its proposed rules.

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