WASHINGTON — Rebecca Harrigal, the new director of the Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt bond office, said one of her goals is to streamline and improve the closing agreement or settlement process.

Harrigal became the TEB director in October. "Since then I've been doing a lot of groundwork, learning about TEB operations, why and how certain processes were created, and what the initial thoughts were for this year's goals," she said in written responses to The Bond Buyer's questions about the outlook for 2014.

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