By Becker Shareholder Steven Vogel and Deborah K. Rood, CPA
A CPA firm received a subpoena for the production of its documents related to an S corporation tax return where one shareholder alleged criminal activity on the part of the other shareholder. The firm contacted its professional liability insurer, which retained an attorney to help the firm properly respond. The attorney requested a copy of the firm’s record retention policy (RRP) and the relevant documents. After providing documents to respond to the subpoena, the CPA firm considered the matter closed.
Or so it thought.