For Small Businesses

Establish Greater Profitability and Business EffICIENCY!

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.

 

Three New Tax Implications for Buying or Selling a House in the West Michigan Area

Sometimes real estate is more art than science.Because every homebuyer's situation is nuanced from home to realtor to geographic location, there's no cut-and-dried way to go about it, and that's whether you're investing, moving or selling.But there are a few things...

Ashley Forrest’s Nine Can’t Miss Questions For Year-End Tax Planning

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed by this point, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters.And this year, there are LOTS of things to consider as we approach 12-31-18.Because yes -- the standard deduction this year has been significantly increased, and...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

But the problem is that there’s a lot of confusion out there about how to grow your business right-with cost-effective, powerful strategies…

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

Four Online Security Moves For West Michigan People Right Now

Firstly, our hearts are broken for the victims of the shooting at the Garlic Festival in California on Monday (one of whom was a six-year-old boy). These events accumulate to paint a picture of deep pain buried within our modern culture, and it's important, in my...

Making Children Less Costly For West Michigan Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

To be clear, children are costly in the best way possible.Once the dust settles from changing diapers, sweeping floors, slapping bandaids on booboos, driving to sports practice, attending back-to-school meetings, saving for college, and buying countless goldfish...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years -- you can see it right here in the West Michigan area.So much so, that it's time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist.Before we get there though, may I offer you this important...

Implement Ashley Forrest’s Tax Planning Strategy To Pay Less On Taxes This Year

It's true -- there are certain people for whom this note doesn't apply. There are those who are perfectly fine paying the amount of tax they pay every year, thank you very much.However, since YOU have chosen to invest yourself in our services (or at one point...

Ashley Forrest’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

We're all still basking in the World Champion US Women's Soccer Team over here in the Forrest Tax & Accounting Services offices. Pretty amazing to see so much excellence, and on behalf of our country. Here's to hoping for continued unification within our culture in...

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...

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!