Unfortunately Michael K Shelby, CPA mixed my bank account with another client, this having me receive two refunds.
Instead of righting the wrong, I was asked to write a personal check to the client rather than having the firm account for their error.
The first problem is that my data was given in error to another client.
The second problem is that I was asked to write a personal check to their client.
No ownership was taken for the mistake. I instead had the errant monies refunded to the IRS, which is the proper channel.
Certainly more tedious for the other client, but the right thing to do.
This firm’s suggestion of me writing a personal check put me in potential auditing by IRS for “double dipping” if you will, as it would show me having two refunds in the same year.
I have made my complaint to the board of accounting for the state of Maryland.
I would suggest treading lightly given the lack of discretion and ethics used by this firm.
I have moved on to a much more sound practice.