Welcome and thanks for your question!
Sorry to hear about your problems. My best recommendation would be to file the tax returns
on time, but if that is not an option, you need to prioritize. The penalty for late filing
an S corp return is $195 per shareholder
per month. Those penalties can add up pretty quickly.
Since you should be getting a substantial refund on your personal return, you won't have to worry about any penalties for late payment of tax. The penalty for late filing an individual tax return
is generally 5% of the tax owed on the return per month that it is late. Again, if you are expecting a substantial refund, this would not be a penalty you would have to worry about.
Another option would be to file the returns yourself, but if you don't feel you have the necessary knowledge to do so, I urge you not to self-prepare
your returns. If you are already working with an accountant and are happy with their services, I probably would not recommend switching to a less expensive and possibly less qualified accountant. Since the accountant is already familiar with your financial situation, perhaps you can work out an agreement or payment plan with them.
Please let me know if you have any follow-up questions and I will gladly assist you. If this satisfactorily answers your question, please give the answer a positive rating. Thank you and have a great day!