The tax person answered, I'd like the legal end now - I am in a corporation
, Washington State, I am a 49 percent shareholder
, other person is a 51 percent shareholder, originally an individual, now it is the individual's daughter as DPOA that is in charge. Both of us, the original incorporator and I, are officers, they are the sole director for the corporation, now it is the daughter. They both are using the corporate bank account as their private bank, they funnel money in to the corporate bank account to pay the father's personal bills, and then I am supposed to do all the bookkeeping for this, make out the checks and take care of thesse personal bills. In addition, they have been insisting on not running a payroll on our employees, paying them cash checks - not taxes withheld, refused to pay payroll taxes, state and federal, and on top of it all, they have an attorney and while they participate in the administration of this business
, now they are demanding all manner of things, including that I help them deal with the corporate taxes and the father's personal taxes which the daughter refused to take care of last year. In addition the daughter is mad b/c I started running a real payroll, and I also insisted on paying this year's payroll taxes. To date I have spent over eight thousand dollars in legal fees to have my attorney talk to the daughter's DPOA attorney who is clearly trying to dump everything on me - the DPOA doesn't know what she is doing, she needs my help, but would I please terminate my contracts
with the company and a consulting contract to advise the daughter - b/c the daughter doesn't believe she should have to pay for my assistance with this mess. I have spent over eight thousand dollars in three weeks b/c of this, having my attorney talk to the daughter's DPOA attorney, who is being very aggressive - in fact this last week they tried to blame me that her father's care bill was unpaid b/c I didn't pay it,, when there was a paper trail that I had handed it over to the daughter to pay a week and a half ago - trying to transition the corporation out of the personal business. I need help, can a majority shareholder overwhelm a corporation like this, do these kinds of things, what recourse does a minority shareholder have, not to mention, how do I bring to light some other problems, including that the daughter is collecting a paycheck from the corporation for doing her DPOA activities, is on DSHS welfare, while being a co-owner in a million dollar bank account with her father. Last week she demanded that I sign the certification papers so she can keep her DSHS, I did, but then I realized, wait a minute, that doesn't make sense, how are you coowner of a large bank account and taking cash checks from your father, last year while on welfare she got $5000 from him, ????