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.

Estate Planning For West Michigan Singles

Many of our West Michigan clients are married. What I have to say today is still relevant, conceptually (and even in some of the details).So don't skip on by.As I have talked about before, estate planning is something that many families continue to neglect.I'm not...

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...

The Behavior Profile of Our West Michigan Clients with the Highest Level of Financial Security

The madness of March certainly delivered over the weekend, huh? Plenty of upsets and surprises, which always makes this time of year fun for basketball fans. Or, so I hear. After all, this tournament seems to happen yearly, and until the IRS changes the deadline for...

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...

Ashley Forrest’s Guide for Lending Money to Family Members

Family can take so many different forms these days, whether it's biological or otherwise, but for a certain segment of my West Michigan clientele, there is a particular privilege that might kick in this week:The parent tax.If you have children, what better way to...

Forrest Tax & Accounting Services’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years -- you can see it right here in the West Michigan area.So much so, that it's time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist.Before we get there though, may I offer you this important...

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 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...

2018 Tax Extensions and Payment Options for West Michigan Taxpayers

Yep. This is the final week, and the personal filing deadline (April 15th) is *so* close.It's officially the final week of tax season -- and we are working our tails off for you and our other West Michigan clients.But I'm still taking the time to step away for a...

Total Cost of College for West Michigan Folks

Yes, there is chaos in the political world. Since it's not related to our vocation around here, I'll withhold comment, and let's move on to a happier conversation.Paying for college.(Yes, that was sarcasm.)So much ink (and an abundance of pixels) has been spilled over...

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!