Abacus CPAs October 2016
Resolve Your Tax Debt Today!
by: Blaire Chrouser, CPA
Abacus CPAs provides assistance to our clients by resolving delinquent taxes, IRS back taxes, and setting up payment plans.  Our team of experts have dealt with many situations-- from filing several years of tax returns to removing wage garnishments.

Our tax resolution team is experienced in contacting the IRS and state governments to help set up payment plans and/or remove garnishments and levies.  We are able to assist with your tax problems and remove that stress and burden of dealing with the IRS.  Our team is happy to help and get your out of any further tax trouble and stop additional penalties from accruing.
Services Include:


o   Filing prior year tax returns

o   Filing multiple tax returns at once

o   Removing wage garnishments

o   Setting up payment plans with the IRS and states

o   Removing Tax Levies

The tax resolution team handles payment plans frequently.  The IRS does not want to put you in a position of financial hardship and that's why Abacus is a great tool to assist you when setting up a monthly payment plan with the IRS.  Our team is here to walk you through the steps to get into an affordable and reasonable plan that you feel comfortable with.

In order to assist you, we will first need you to sign a power of attorney which gives us the authority to speak to the IRS on your behalf.  After that, we are able to freely communicate with the IRS, this way you do not have to sit on hold for hours with them.

Take steps to resolve your federal tax or state tax problems today by calling Abacus CPAs at 417-380-5000 and ask for Brooke or Blaire. 

The first step is easy; give us a call.  It's a free call to see if we can help.

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by Shawn Koder
We often get the question, "Can I claim the home office deduction?" from our clients.   Here is our answer!

To claim the home office deduction, your office at home has to be your principle place of business. This is often a challenge for owner-operators as their truck is generally the "principal place of business".  If you have further questions regarding tax deductions and how you are able to claim the home office deduction, please contact one of our tax professionals at 
Abacus CPAs (417) 823-7171

On The Road Recipes!
by Cindy Abner  
Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki
1 lb diced chicken
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 cloves minced garlic
Combine chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, and garlic cloves in large bowl.  Add chicken to sauce and toss to combine.
Pour mixture into the crockpot.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked through. 
Serve hot over rice and spoon extra sauce if desired.

*If you prefer not to mess with raw chicken you can make this same meal in a microwave using 1 large can of Swanson Chunk Chicken Breast. 
*If you do not want to take the time to cook rice, you can find Jasmine Rice or sticky rice in the Asian section of the store.  Both options can be heated in the microwave as well.
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Services Include

Tax Return Preparation
Quarterly Estimates
Strategic Growth Plans
Debt Structuring
LLC Formation
Registered Agent Services
Tax Problem-Resolution
Business Consulting
Audit Assurance
Financial Statements
 Thank you for being a valued client!!!

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(Please note that you will be placed on a short hold in order of caller and the first available representative will be able to help you!  Our offices are open Monday - Friday 8am-5pm CST)

 You can also find helpful information at
Cindy's Corner 
Tips from a former driver!

Now that fall is here, drivers should take extra precautions while driving at dusk, dawn, and after dark as deer are all over the country and in every state.  Deer aren't just a hazard to cars, but semi tractor-trailers as well.  More often than not, deer are on the move when visibility is low or it is foggy, which could mean you are unable to see them until it's too late.  Should you come upon a deer while driving, if time permits, slow down and honk the horn. If time is not on your side, the best course of action, to avoid an accident that could lead to flipping the truck or trailer, is not to change course. Otherwise, the deer's life won't be the only life at risk. Stay safe out there.
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