Accu-pay, a payroll company with its headquarters in Bel Air, Maryland has been accused of not remitting to the IRS and State of Maryland the withheld payroll taxes it collects on behalf of its clients. These frauds are all too common, and unfortunately, case law shows that the responsibile officers of the non-paying companies are often times still responsible for these unpaid taxes even if the duty was delegated to another individual or company. Moreover, if the company is unable to repay these liabilities in a short period of time, the IRS is likely to make a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessment against the responsible officer. The State is likely to make a responsible person assessment against officers of a company who directed the fiscal management of the company.
It is imperative that anyone who has been a victim of these crimes, contact a tax attorney so they can be aware of their options.