WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt bond office this fiscal year plans to close 1,200 examinations — more than double its all time high of 581, its director says.

Clifford Gannett, head of the TEB office, told bond lawyers gathered here Friday that his group also plans to scrutinize responses from over 1,400 compliance check questionnaires, including forms issuers file each time they request a direct payment under the Build America Bond program. The federal fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

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