Tax Problem Resolution

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Ashley Forrest’s Guide For Choosing An Executor Of Your Estate Plan

We love what we do. I'm not sure if it's always obvious, but perhaps you can take a cue from the fact that I take the time to post you these sorts of notes on a regular basis, if not by other factors. We love this stuff, and consequently, we work hard for our West...

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 ......

Thinking Through Real Estate Investments In West Michigan

When it comes to your money, you're either spending, saving, giving or investing. I know that many of my West Michigan clients are doing all four, which is always wonderful to see.The last one, investing, is the one I want to focus on today. I talk a great deal about...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Holiday Prayer

As you probably know if you are paying any kind of attention to events OUTSIDE of West Michigan (which, this week, you'd certainly be sane if you DIDN'T pay attention to the national news), the government is in "shutdown mode".This means that unless the President and...

Ashley Forrest’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

We're all still basking in the World Champion US Women's Soccer Team over here in the Forrest Tax & Accounting Services offices. Pretty amazing to see so much excellence, and on behalf of our country. Here's to hoping for continued unification within our culture in...

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...

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 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...

Ashley Forrest’s Reflections On Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation While Our Country Is In Chaos

Is it just me, or does it feel like Thanksgiving week arrived suddenly this year? And how did it get here so fast?With so many momentous events over the past few weeks (elections, shootings, wildfires, and more), it feels a bit surreal -- and incongruous, even -- to...

Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go? Ashley Forrest Breaks It Down

Before I get to your tax dollars, and where they went, I have a couple thoughts for you.We're still settling down from the flurry of last week and the passing of the April 15th deadline. There were MANY more procrastinators this year than in years past, in my opinion...

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!