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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q/A
Amendment No. 2
 
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QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
 
For the quarterly period ended August 31, 2012
 
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
 
For the transition period from _______, 20    , to ______, 20 .
 
Commission File Number 33-98682
 
American Commerce Solutions, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware
 
05-0460102
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
1400 Chamber Drive, Bartow, Florida 33830
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(863) 533-0326
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
 
$0.001 par value preferred stock
 
Over the Counter Bulletin Board
$0.002 par value common stock
 
Over the Counter Bulletin Board
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ¨     No x
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes ¨     No x
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x     No ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405) during the preceding 12 months. Yes ¨     No x
 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. x
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer
o
Accelerated filer
o
Non-accelerated filer
o
Smaller reporting company
x
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act): Yes ¨     No x
 
As of October 12, 2012, the Registrant had 349,896,576 outstanding shares of its common stock, $0.002 par value.
 
Documents incorporated by reference: none
 


 
 

 
 
EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Amendment No. 2 to Form 10-Q (“Amendment”) amends the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal Quarter ended August 31, 2012, originally filed on October 12, 2012 (the “Original 10-Q”) of American Commerce Solutions, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”). We are filing this Amendment to amend
 
 
 
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ITEM 4(T) CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, we carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) under the Exchange Act. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of August 31, 2012, our internal disclosure controls and procedures were not effective due to material weaknesses in the system of internal control. A material weakness is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, that creates a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected in a timely manner.
 
Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
The material weaknesses assessed by our management were (1) we have not implemented measures that would prevent the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer from overriding the internal control system and (2) our board of directors has determined that our audit committee does not have an independent “financial expert” as such term is defined under federal securities law. We do not believe that these material weaknesses have resulted in deficient financial reporting because both the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer are aware of their responsibilities under the SEC’s reporting requirements and they both personally certify our financial reports.

Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
Accordingly, while we have identified material weaknesses in our system of internal control over financial reporting, we believe we have taken reasonable steps to ascertain that the financial information contained in this report is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Our management has determined that current resources would be appropriately applied elsewhere and when resources permit, it will address and remediate material weaknesses through implementing various controls or changes to controls. At such time as we have additional financial resources available to us, we intend to enhance our controls and procedures. We will not be able to assess whether the steps we intend to take will fully remedy the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting until we have fully implemented them and sufficient time passes in order to evaluate their effectiveness.
 
Material weaknesses assessed by our management were (1) we have not implemented measures that would prevent the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer from overriding the internal control system and (2) our board of directors has determined that our audit committee does not have an independent “financial expert” as such term is defined under federal securities law. We do not believe that these material weaknesses have resulted in deficient financial reporting because both the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer are aware of their responsibilities under the SEC’s reporting requirements and they both personally certify our financial reports.
 
 
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A control system, no matter how well conceived or operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute assurance that the objectives of the control system are met under all potential conditions, regardless of how remote, and may not prevent or detect all errors and all fraud. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been prevented or detected. Our internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls
 
Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of our disclosure control system are met. Because of inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues, if any, within a company have been detected.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by paragraph (d) of Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-15 or Rule 15d-15 that occurred in the three months ended August 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Auditor’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
This Quarterly Report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s registered public accounting firm pursuant to temporary rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that permit the Company to provide only management’s report in this Quarterly Report.
 
 
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SIGNATURES
 
In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
AMERICAN COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
       
Date: April 25, 2013
By:
/S/ DANIEL L. HEFNER
 
   
Daniel L. Hefner, President
 
       
       
Date: April 25, 2013
By:
/S/ FRANK D. PUISSEGUR
 
   
Frank D. Puissegur, CFO and Chief Accounting Officer
 
 
 
 
 
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