Goldman Sachs Group Inc
The urgency to repay the money follows last week's uproar over bonuses paid to executives at the insurer American International Group Inc
Goldman Sachs spokesman Ed Canaday declined to comment.
A growing number of TARP recipients have said they plan to repay their money or do so as fast as possible.
Some have complained that investors perceive TARP recipients as not being strong enough to operate on their own.
Others have complained about the government's unilateral ability to impose new restrictions on TARP recipients, including limitations on bonuses that could prompt thousands of employees to leave.
Repaying TARP money would also spare recipients of making dividend payouts to taxpayers. For Goldman and most other recipients, the annual payout is 5 percent.
Richard Kovacevich, the chairman of Wells Fargo & Co
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Derek Caney)