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.

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...

Understanding Your West Michigan Airbnb And Taxes

As of this writing, the federal government is still in a "partial shutdown", and things are starting to fray around the edges, even for those whose paychecks aren't being affected. Already, it's the longest in history.Which, for a media starving for any kind of...

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...

3+ Reasons Why West Michigan Taxpayers Might Need to File an Amended Return

Well, we did it. You did it. We made it through the tax busy season. Every year, when I shut our West Michigan office door on April 15th (the 17th this year -- er, the 18th, because of the IRS "issues"), I feel a huge weight lift off of my shoulders. Going home that...

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...

There are so many advantages for those who file taxes early in tax season. Here are the top four reasons to get your documents together as soon as possible.

As of this writing, the federal government is STILL in its partial shutdown.And 800,000+ people are affected -- including a whole slew of IRS workers who have been called in, regardless of paychecks, because come Trump or high water: tax filing will indeed begin on...

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...

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 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...

The Art of Connecting With Influencers by Ashley Forrest

Hanukkah is behind us, and Christmas (with its associated slowdown) is just about a week away.The world seems to quiet around that time, no matter your faith tradition, but here at Forrest Tax & Accounting Services, these "holidays" are a bit of a misnomer. That's...

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!