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.

5 Tips To Think More Clearly About Financial Decisions For West Michigan Taxpayers

Despite that title, it has, in fact, been a relatively smooth first week of tax filing here at Forrest Tax & Accounting Services. West Michigan clients have been streaming through our doors, and we've been enjoying our little mini-reunion with so many longtime...

Tax Reform Has Opened Up Many Tax Strategy Opportunities We Can Implement For West Michigan Families And Individuals

I can't believe it, but here we are, almost done with the month of August (!), school is already starting in many areas where we serve clients, and football is again being discussed as something to pay attention to. This summer has absolutely FLOWN by -- and those of...

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...

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...

Focus Training For Folks In West Michigan

Now that we're into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter ... and, if you're like me, "focus" becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn't just "happen" -- especially when the days are hot. It...

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...

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...

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...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Guide to Nailing this Year’s Holiday Budget

Plans, plans, plans.We're all about those plans.These days, we're working with a fair number of our West Michigan clients to get ahead of all of the changes to the tax code. Yes, there's a larger standard deduction next year, and that might make sense for you.But I'll...

Ashley Forrest’s 2018 Tax Preparation Checklist

Yes, you *thought* 2017 was in the rearview mirror, didn't you? Well, not for the IRS it isn't. That's because, as you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing what we do best: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our clients' financial lives...

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!