CHICAGO — Bond lawyers need to tell federal tax regulators what aspects of the proposed issue price rules are unworkable and then recommend alternatives or fixes, a Treasury Department official said Wednesday in Chicago.

“We very much encourage comments on the proposed regulations but we’d like the comments to specifically focus on how they are unworkable and what fixes we could make,” Vicky Tsilas, Treasury associate tax legislative counsel, said at the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Bond Attorneys’ Workshop after a contentious discussion about the proposals.

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