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.

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 Second Key To Wealth Building

Believe it or not, we have less than two months before federal taxes are due.Yikes.We have been meeting with so many West Michigan clients (including a fair number of new ones, thanks to YOUR referrals -- keep them coming!), finding so many wonderful ways to help...

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...

Ashley Forrest’s Nine Can’t Miss Questions For Year-End Tax Planning

With the Thanksgiving leftovers mostly consumed by this point, we are turning our eyes to year-end matters.And this year, there are LOTS of things to consider as we approach 12-31-18.Because yes -- the standard deduction this year has been significantly increased, and...

Making Children Less Costly For West Michigan Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

To be clear, children are costly in the best way possible.Once the dust settles from changing diapers, sweeping floors, slapping bandaids on booboos, driving to sports practice, attending back-to-school meetings, saving for college, and buying countless goldfish...

IRS Form 4852: Forrest Tax & Accounting Services Explains the Substitute for the W-2

Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers (though this year, of all years, I simply don't understand why somebody would use software), as well as overall numbers...

What To Do When You Experience A Sudden Income Increase In West Michigan

I don't know about you, but I am *celebrating* the end of all of the automated phone calls and ads, now that this election is behind us. And no matter how you feel about the results, I hope we can all agree that it's good to put all the shouting behind us.Er, well ......

Five Steps To Help West Michigan Families And Individuals Prepare for Financial Emergencies

With Hurricane Florence barrelling towards the southeastern United States, I'm reminded (again) about how the unexpected can put a big dent into a well-planned life.And as a planner by nature, these kinds of slow-approaching problems (like hurricanes), are the sort of...

Spending Money From Tax Refunds Wisely By Ashley Forrest

Just about one month left before the tax deadline. As the parents say, the days are long, but the months are fast.And as we tax pros say, the days are long, and the days are long.But that's simply because we've been getting to do some meaty, fun tax preparation work...

The First Thing You Need To Do

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

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!