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Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our accounting services second-to-none. As an experienced accounting team, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’ financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.

Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

 

The Trump Shutdown Is Over And Tax Filing Season Has Begun For West Michigan Taxpayers

Politics aside, I think we can all breathe just a little easier knowing that the federal government is no longer in shutdown mode.And on top of that, this morning, as I write, the IRS has begun accepting filed tax returns. Which means, well ... it's about to get...

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...

A Powerful Example of Tax Planning For West Michigan Families And Individuals

After the new year passes, it's wild to think of how fast things can go. As we get older, time sure does fly. And unfortunately, many get stuck in a rut from year to year. Specifically related to taxes, many do not think about their tax situation until that deadline...

Forrest’s Rules of Thumb for Life Insurance

Autumn is here, and in some parts of the country, apparently that already means snow...Weather is a close second to "life" in terms of unpredictability.So I think that means two things:You should always carry an umbrella.Your life insurance policy should be clear and...

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...

4 Key Year-End Tax Strategies With Tax Reform In Mind For West Michigan Taxpayers

We're in that annual holiday lull during which most of the country takes things real easy, tries to recover from all of the parties, and gears up for a new beginning. For tax professionals, however ... well, let's just say that we don't often get a "normal" holiday...

One Trump Tax Plan Mistake That Ashley Forrest Wants You To Avoid

The internet can be a confusing, anxiety-inducing space.The national news is downright scary (and tragic), and places that used to be the province of baby pictures and goofy status updates are becoming increasingly divided over cultural questions and differences.But...

Ashley Forrest’s Two Financial Exercises To Strengthen Your Family Finances

All of the tax media outlets (and even some non-tax ones) were shouting about a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that showed that (gasp) millions of taxpayers are underwithholding, and that they will face a tax bill come 2019. Apparently, there was an...

Four Tips For West Michigan Couples To Make Money and Marriage Work Together

It seems like crooks these days keep finding new ways to trick people here in West Michigan into giving them more money. And no, I'm not talking about Congress. Last week, for those of us in the tax professional world in West Michigan who are paying attention (because...

2018 Tax Planning Strategies Questionnaire For West Michigan Taxpayers

Wait, you thought I meant the holidays?Ha. As much as I love Andy Williams, what I REALLY mean is tax planning season. That is to say, year-end moves. :)And next week, I'll give you some generalized moves you can make that can affect your tax bill (in positive ways...

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!