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Ashley Forrest’s Three Big Tax Scams And How To Beware

Now we're cooking with gas.After weeks of reports that refunds were down, last week's data from the IRS shows a new trend. Although overall quantity of refunds are down, now the average refund is up 1.9%. After so many headlines to the contrary, I suppose that...

The Behavior Profile of Our West Michigan Clients with the Highest Level of Financial Security

The madness of March certainly delivered over the weekend, huh? Plenty of upsets and surprises, which always makes this time of year fun for basketball fans. Or, so I hear. After all, this tournament seems to happen yearly, and until the IRS changes the deadline for...

Ashley Forrest’s Take On Bad Predictions By Experts

Well, we're staring into the fresh light of 2019 -- and that means that we can now take a good, dispassionate look back at our progress towards what we were aiming for in 2018. Which leads to the big question: How was your 2018?I often believe that reviewing your year...

College Is Expensive But West Michigan Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I'm on vacation?Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we're still available, and handling post-deadline matters for West Michigan clients.But moving along to today's subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are different from the...

2018 Tax Refunds Have You Confused? Ashley Forrest Provides Clarity

We are cranking along with tax return preparation here at Forrest Tax & Accounting Services, and there are some interesting things that you should know about from Tax Land (that wild, scintillating world that it is). Look -- it is our J-O-B to handle this junk so...

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Ashley

Well, we seem to have a final tax plan in place, and if everything goes according to what Capitol Hill watchers say, it should pass both the House and Senate this week, and be signed into law by President Trump. And my, oh my, are there changes. One that I should...

How West Michigan Taxpayers Can Support The Alabama Disaster Relief Effort

The college hoops brackets are set, and the madness begins. And, per the American Gaming Association, 47 million of us will be wagering $8.5 BILLION on this event.Which, of course, means that my mind immediately goes here.You see, we've already been knee-deep in our...

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...

Ashley Forrest’s Five Reasons You’re In Debt

I'm going to risk being a bit blunt here.That said, I'll apologize ahead of time for those of you in truly tragic financial circumstances. I'm referring to events, completely out of control, which wreck your balance sheets. Like a medical emergency, not covered by...

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...

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!