Fraud Protection for Medical Practice

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CLIENT’S PROBLEM: Payroll Tax Fraud

A small medical practice with four employees contacted BMA after receiving notices from the Internal Revenue Service regarding tax deficiencies for non-payment of payroll taxes. Unbeknownst to the practice’s principal, his payroll-processing firm had been steadily impounding his business’s payroll taxes.

In other words, the payroll firm withdrew the taxes from the medical practice’s checking account and deposited them into its own separate checking/investment account. Hence, the IRS never received the required taxes from the doctor’s “trusted” payroll bureau!

The total amount of unpaid taxes exceeded $10,000. Technically, the medical practice did provide the required tax money to the payroll firm. But because the IRS never received the $10,000 in taxes, so the doctor’s business was still responsible for covering those missing tax dollars, PLUS penalties and interest. Unfortunately, the practice can’t recover the original $10,000 it paid its previous payroll firm. Then there’s the additional $10,000 in penalties and interest it must now pay to the IRS…

Because it took approximately one year before the IRS discovered the accrued tax non-payment, this medical practice’s owner had no idea his payroll taxes weren’t being paid as required.


BMA Payroll not only saved the medical practice $720 annually but also prevented payroll tax fraud initiated by their previous provider, Priority Pay, which impounded over $10,000 and lost it. This action led to IRS penalties, but BMA’s solution ensured transparency and control as we do not take power of attorney from our clients.