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Your business’ profitability and operational efficiency are at the center of your business’ success!

Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our accounting services second-to-none. As an experienced accounting team, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’ financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.

Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

 

Delayed Gratification: Staying Focused to Get Ahead (Later) in West Michigan

For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation's capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in...

The First Thing You Need To Do

Set it as your personal goal to increase (or start) your household money moving in these directions:

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Lots of things have been changing recently -- from Academy Award ratings (they're down), to mortgage rates (which have been rising), to the effective tax rates for most businesses and families in 2018 (which, you may have heard, have changed!). But we here at Forrest...

2018 Tax Planning Strategies Questionnaire For West Michigan Taxpayers

Wait, you thought I meant the holidays?Ha. As much as I love Andy Williams, what I REALLY mean is tax planning season. That is to say, year-end moves. :)And next week, I'll give you some generalized moves you can make that can affect your tax bill (in positive ways...

4 Key Year-End Tax Strategies With Tax Reform In Mind For West Michigan Taxpayers

We're in that annual holiday lull during which most of the country takes things real easy, tries to recover from all of the parties, and gears up for a new beginning. For tax professionals, however ... well, let's just say that we don't often get a "normal" holiday...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Holiday Prayer

As you probably know if you are paying any kind of attention to events OUTSIDE of West Michigan (which, this week, you'd certainly be sane if you DIDN'T pay attention to the national news), the government is in "shutdown mode".This means that unless the President and...

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In West Michigan — Generous Charitable Contributions

Now that we have a divided Congress again, we can all sit back and enjoy the gridlock that is headed our way.Or something.I don't blame you if you tune out from politics -- and I also don't blame you if you find yourself jumping more intentionally into the fray....

Ashley Forrest’s Guide For Choosing An Executor Of Your Estate Plan

We love what we do. I'm not sure if it's always obvious, but perhaps you can take a cue from the fact that I take the time to post you these sorts of notes on a regular basis, if not by other factors. We love this stuff, and consequently, we work hard for our West...

How To Manage Money For West Michigan Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

Four Tips For West Michigan Couples To Make Money and Marriage Work Together

It seems like crooks these days keep finding new ways to trick people here in West Michigan into giving them more money. And no, I'm not talking about Congress. Last week, for those of us in the tax professional world in West Michigan who are paying attention (because...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!