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Ashley is a great tax preparer and she treats her customers like family. She’s quick and detailed and her staff is the best. Forrest Taxes will be my lifelong tax location.

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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.

 

4 Goals To Jumpstart Your Financial Freedom In West Michigan In 2018

It feels VERY good to turn the page on 2017, doesn't it? There were so many hard things that we faced as a nation that the opportunity to start fresh feels particularly bright this week. Obviously, and as I've already written about in some detail, we have a brand new...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

Already, we have many, West Michigan tax clients who have filed, have received refunds and have never been more pleased with their filing experience…

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...

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...

Ashley Forrest’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that...

3 More Reasons Why More West Michigan Families Don’t Have Estate Plans

The Winter Olympics are finished and we are fully immersed in our tax preparation process. We've been enjoying the opportunity to reconnect with so many longtime friends from West Michigan who trust us with their most sensitive financial details -- and we don't take...

A 12-Point Financial Health Check For West Michigan Families And Individuals

We are now fully engaged in our tax "off season" here in West Michigan. But interestingly, this is where the real difference that we can make on behalf of our tax preparation clients is actually made. We're diving into the new tax legislation, and attending classes...

Are DIY Taxes Truly Free For West Michigan TaxPayers?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you probably saw this year's version of the popular tax software maker* touting "free taxes" or some such. Not only was the commercial fairly disturbing (it involves impalement of a person played as a joke), but the...

The First Thing You Need To Do

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

Common Sense Taxpayer Information Security for Forrest Tax & Accounting Services Clients

We're gearing up for tax season around here, already beginning to help certain West Michigan clients get their returns ready for filing (yes, this early) when the IRS begins allowing receipt of electronically-filed returns on the 29th of this month. And while we have...

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!