27 CFR § 70.111 - Rules for application of assessable penalties.
(a) Penalty assessed as tax. The penalties and liabilities provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 68, of the Internal Revenue Code shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as taxes. Except as otherwise provided, any reference in the Internal Revenue Code to “tax” imposed thereunder shall also be deemed to refer to the penalties and liabilities provided by Subchapter B of Chapter 68.
(b) Person defined. For purposes of Subchapter B of Chapter 68 of the Internal Revenue Code, the term “person” includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under a duty to perform the act in respect of which the violation occurs.
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