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 First Key To Building Wealth

Not only are we entering into the thick of tax season, but based on our political situation, we could be staring at another federal government shutdown on Friday.Which means, well ... we don't know exactly what it will mean except that God bless you if you are trying...

Filing Late On Taxes? You Might Actually Be Among West Michigan’s Smartest

There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th.  Does that startle you? If you're filing late on taxes this year, let's talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure  that your return is handled as advantageously as...

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...

Five Productivity Tips for West Michigan Busy Bodies

With Labor Day behind us, fall is just around the corner.(And a quick tax note: so are estimated taxes, if that applies to you. Due the 16th of this month. Consider yourself reminded. Though I will probably remind you once more.)Now ... fall. This can be a happy...

Six Key Year-End Tax Moves That West Michigan Folks Should Consider

Do you see that train barrelling towards the station? The one with "2018" all over it? This calendar year is about to change in under three weeks, and most people I know couldn't be happier about the fact.But what that means for our West Michigan clients and friends...

Tax Paperwork Checklist

Already, we have many, West Michigan tax clients who have filed, have received refunds and have never been more pleased with their filing experience…

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!