Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

Estate Planning For Dummies: Two Estate Planning Myths Debunked For West Michigan Families

I'm not sure there is very much I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something like this happens, we grieve for shorter and shorter amounts of time and move on ever-more quickly...

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...

Ashley Forrest’s 6 Negotiation Tips To Get What You Want

Well, the brackets are set -- and the nation's collective basketball madness has begun. Billions fly around every year for this tournament (probably much of it not reported on Form W-2G!), and it's become a huge part of this season, as you no doubt know. But there is...

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...

Filing Late On Taxes? You Might Actually Be Among West Michigan’s Smartest

There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th.  Does that startle you? If you're filing late on taxes this year, let's talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure  that your return is handled as advantageously as...

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...

The Joys Of Providing Professional Tax Services To West Michigan

Well, our primary work for this tax season in West Michigan has just about wrapped up. But notice I said "primary", there ... you see, unlike some professional tax services in West Michigan, we make it a point to do a bit more than simply "fill out forms" on your...

The First Thing You Need To Do

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

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…

Ashley Forrest’s Tax Extension Breakdown

It's the final full week of tax season, and our office in West Michigan is hopping! But yes, I'm still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right...

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!