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...

5 Tips To Think More Clearly About Financial Decisions For West Michigan Taxpayers

Despite that title, it has, in fact, been a relatively smooth first week of tax filing here at Forrest Tax & Accounting Services. West Michigan clients have been streaming through our doors, and we've been enjoying our little mini-reunion with so many longtime...

The Joys Of Providing Professional Tax Services To West Michigan

Well, our primary work for this tax season in West Michigan has just about wrapped up. But notice I said "primary", there ... you see, unlike some professional tax services in West Michigan, we make it a point to do a bit more than simply "fill out forms" on your...

Why is a tax TEAM the best choice?

In the past, perhaps before owning a business, you may have done your taxes yourself. Or, you might have utilized a family friend that prepared things for you on the cheap. And, while we understand the seasons of life and the decisions each person might need to make...

Two Ways Towards Making Money In Marriage Harmonious For West Michigan Couples

Summer is nearing an end. Which also means, well, wedding season is slowing down.If you've been married, you know that there is a big difference between the "wedding show", and the real work of being married. One of the best pieces of advice I've seen for newlyweds is...

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...

New (and Old) Tax Scams Taxpayers In West Michigan Need To Know About

You'd think that this would be about golf, since here we are smack in the middle of summer. But I'm here with a word of caution about other kinds of traps, not of the sandy variety. Last week, we spoke about executors, and I'll return to that subject soon. But today,...

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...

Three Key Money-Management Tips For College Students In West Michigan

So, Labor Day is behind us, which means that the FALL is here. Football, cooler temps, pumpkins and more are in our future.And school.School is back in session in West Michigan -- which for some parents is something to celebrate, and others something to mourn. Or a...

Ashley Forrest’s Three Tips For Resisting Financial Process Automation

Did you see Google's demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed ... and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so 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!