Friend's bookkeeper disappeared with all physical tax records. What now?
August 9, 2013 5:01 PM Subscribe
What's the next step? The person doing the books, preparing the taxes and processing payroll for my friends small business has disappeared, taking all of the physical records with him. This person had teamed up with some other financial services people (insurance, investments, etc.), and they were all offering their services out of the same office.
The bookkeeper has left that arrangement, taking all of his clients' physical records with him. He is neither answering his phone nor returning phone calls. The IRS has requested information from my friend and the employees still need their weekly paychecks.
posted by syzygy to work & money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The primary issue is with the IRS. What does my friend need to do, right now, knowing that the IRS has made a request for information, and all of my friend's records have gone missing with the bookkeeper?
My friend is about to have a meltdown. The Bookkeeper has been incognito for more than a week. His ex-partners will only confirm that he has no longer working with them, and has taken all physical records with him. I have no idea how to counsel my friend to proceed in such a case.