Bowie-Jensen, LLC wishes to alert our clients about a recent development involving a local payroll company called Accu-pay Incorporated in Bel Air, Maryland.  If your business employed Accu-pay to manage your employee’s payrolls, your payroll taxes may have been withheld from the IRS. 

Wags Inc. also known as the Emergency Animal Hospital filed suit in the Harford County Circuit Court last month against Accu-pay and its owners alleging that the company withheld payroll taxes and did not pay the full amount to the state and federal government.

The company based out of Bel Air closed its doors shortly after a Harford County Circuit Court Judge William O. Carr ordered that Accu-pay cannot destroy, alter, amend, delete, transfer, or dispose of any records. 

In the suit, Wags Inc. claims that Accu-pay underreported and under remitted Wags Inc. withholding and unemployment taxes while continuing to withdraw the full amount of taxes owed from Wags’ account.

DuClaw Brewing Company filed a similar suit against Accu-pay Inc. last July regarding withheld payroll taxes. In that suit, DuClaw and its affiliates also alleged that Accu-pay Inc. changed the DuClaw’s business mailing address so that the late notices from the state comptroller’s office or the IRS would be sent directly to Accu-pay. 

Accu-pay Inc. is reported to be under investigation for these allegations. 

If your business or another business you know of has employed the Bel Air, Maryland based Accu-pay Inc. for payroll or tax services, please contact business law attorney Jeremy Garner at at Bowie-Jensen, LLC and your accountant before becoming liable for any tax deficiencies or late fees.