Tax Solutions and Business Tips 
for Trucking Professionals
Why do you need a Registered Agent? 
By: Trevor Davis
 
A Registered Agent is a third-party who is a resident of the state in which the business entity is formulated and responsible for receiving important legal and tax documents for your business. Documents received can include, but are not limited to: [1] important mail sent by the State, [2] tax documents sent by the department of taxation, and [3] Service of Process, also known as Notice of Litigation, which are documents that initiate a lawsuit of some sort. A Registered Agent will receive these documents on behalf of your business and will then work with you, as the business owner, to ensure you have also received a copy of the information received.
 
When setting up a business entity, most states require that entity to have a Registered Agent.  If you do not have a physical location in the state in which the business is formulated, it is a requirement for you to have a Registered Agent that can accept documents on your behalf. It is also important to note that a Registered Agent must be available during normal business hours (i.e.: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm) and therefore a P.O. Box is not an acceptable address.
 
Having a Registered Agent is not only required in most states, but it is also very beneficial for your business!  A Registered Agent will help ensure that no important business notices will go unseen while you are on the road.
 
We are honored to act as a Registered Agent for many of our transportation clients.  If you would like more information about how our Registered Agency program works, please contact Abacus CPAs at 417.380.5000. 

On the Road Recipes!
Sweet Potato Kale Stew

Ingredients
1 large sweet potatoes, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 red onion, chopped
1 can of low-sodium red kidney beans
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1 tablespoon of chipotle sauce
2 cups kale, shredded
2 cups orange juice
 

Directions
Put all the ingredients besides the orange juice in your slow cooker and mix well.  Cover and cook on low for 12 hours.  In the last 20 minutes, add the kale.  Enjoy!

Below are the clients with whom we are celebrating a big anniversary of working together!  We appreciate you and your continued trust in us!

10 Years!
Naroen Cheybun

5 Years!
Brett Blackwell
Willie Jones
Robert Lyon
Jose Nieves
Jorge Serrano
David Simmons
Sonny Vance