There are no legal/ethical ways to "dump the inventory" into a new corporation unless you can have the new corporation come up with the money to actually buy the inventory and that money would have to go to pay the taxes owed. Your company is going to need an attorney to represent it, since a corporation cannot be represented in legal matters by the owner/manager/operator because it is considered the unauthorized practice
of law. There are many times the attorney can indeed work out a payment plan with the state to repay the back taxes. The other thing your attorney would do is file suit against the accountant for negligence and malpractice and hopefully the accountant had errors and omissions insurance or malpractice insurance to cover this failure and you can seek to recover damages from them or from the accountant in suing the accountant personally. But yes, the attorney can work out some payment plan with the state for the repayment of the taxes and perhaps even get some reduction of the penalty.
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