The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a severe tax penalty assessed against individuals who fail to comply with certain payroll tax obligations. You may have several defenses and appeal options if the IRS assesses the TFRP, so contact a tax attorney for assistance.
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The trust fund recovery penalty (TFRP) is equal to 100% of any unpaid trust fund taxes. You may become personally responsible for this penalty if the IRS determines that you are the responsible person at the business who willfully failed to send the payroll tax money to the IRS. The TFRP is a severe penalty,… Read more »
What are Trust Fund Taxes? Trust fund taxes include the Social Security, Medicare, and federal income tax a business withholds from its employees’ wages. These amounts are held in trust by the business until they are transferred to the IRS.