As filed with the Commission on August 5, 2020



UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):  August 4, 2020

 

ABCO ENERGY, INC.

(Name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

 

NEVADA

000-55235

20-1914514

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

2100 North Wilmot, Tucson, AZ

85712

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(520) 777-0511

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

                                                                                                     

(Former name if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

☐  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

☐  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

☐  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

☐  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

 

 Emerging growth company ☒

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

COMMON STOCK

ABCE

OTCPK

  

 

 

ITEM 4.01 CHANGES IN REGISTRANT’S CERTIFYING ACCOUNTANT.

 

Previous independent registered public accounting firm

 

(a) On August 4, 2020, ABCO Energy, Inc. (the “Registrant” or the “Company”) notified TAAD LLP (“TAAD”) that TAAD was terminated as the Registrant’s independent registered public accounting firm for failure to deliver the completed audit and the report of TAAD on the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 and for the period then ended in a timely manner. There were never any discussions with TAAD about whether sad report would contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and such report was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principle.

 

From May 7, 2209, until August 4, 2020, the Company has not had any disagreements with  TAAD on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to TAAD’s satisfaction, would have caused them to make reference thereto in their report on the Company’s financial statements for such period.

 

From May 7, 2020, until August 4, 2020, there were no reportable events, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

 

The Company provided TAAD with a copy of this disclosure set forth under this Item 4.01 and was requested to furnish a letter addressed to the Securities & Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements.

 

The letter from TAAD will be filed by an amendment to this Form 8-K attached as Exhibit 16.1.

 

The Company expects to engage a new independent  registered public accounting firm in the very near future.

 

 

 

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

(a)

Financial statements of businesses acquired.

 

Not applicable

 

(b)

Pro forma financial information.

 

Not applicable

 

(c)

Shell company transactions.

 

Not applicable

 

(d)

Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

16.1

Letter from TAAD LLP, Inc. dated  August __, 2020 [to be filed by amendment]

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

ABCO ENERGY, INC.

 

 

 

Dated: August 5, 2020

By:

/s/  Adrian Balinski

 

 

 

Name: Adrian Balinski

 

 

Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 
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