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Municipal Bonds and Accountability to the General Electorate

8 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2013  

Ellen P. Aprill

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Date Written: November 26, 2013

Abstract

A recent IRS technical advice memorandum denied tax-exempt status to bonds of a development district on the grounds that the district was not “inherently accountable, directly or indirectly, to a general electorate.” This short piece reviews applicable law and private letter rulings to argue that this position represents an unprecedented change in applicable standards. Such a change should be introduced as a proposed regulation with notice-and-comment.

Suggested Citation

Aprill, Ellen P., Municipal Bonds and Accountability to the General Electorate (November 26, 2013). 141 Tax Notes 547, November 2013; Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2013-41. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2360403

Ellen P. Aprill (Contact Author)

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