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.

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations -- there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story...This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I...

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...

One Significant Habit Of The Wealthy In West Michigan — Generous Charitable Contributions

Now that we have a divided Congress again, we can all sit back and enjoy the gridlock that is headed our way.Or something.I don't blame you if you tune out from politics -- and I also don't blame you if you find yourself jumping more intentionally into the fray....

Instilling Financial Literacy For Kids In West Michigan

Memorial Day weekend can often feel a little disjointed. There we are with our burgers, our pools, our picnics -- all while we are supposedly remembering the sacrifice of so many thousands who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country, and for the...

What Do I Need To File My Taxes For 2019? Here’s Ashley Forrest’s Checklist

Oh, you thought that calendar on your phone was accurate, did you? You thought 2018 was DONE WITH. OVER. (Hurrah)?Whoops. The fact is that over the following weeks and months, you will be reliving all of your financial decisions from 2018 while we put together your...

2018 Tax Refunds Have You Confused? Ashley Forrest Provides Clarity

We are cranking along with tax return preparation here at Forrest Tax & Accounting Services, and there are some interesting things that you should know about from Tax Land (that wild, scintillating world that it is). Look -- it is our J-O-B to handle this junk so...

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...

Ashley Forrest’s Key Points On How To Make Sound Financial Decisions (Part 2)

We just wrapped up all the extension returns for TY2017, and can finally place our gaze SQUARELY at what's ahead.Which is a funny thing to say, because, well ... for too many of our clients, we are continuously looking backwards -- simply because they haven't worked...

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 To Manage Money For West Michigan Millennials

I'll tell you what... The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it's cold out there, but with so much "end of school year" stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k "graduations" all the way up...

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!