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 Three Big Tax Scams And How To Beware

Now we're cooking with gas.After weeks of reports that refunds were down, last week's data from the IRS shows a new trend. Although overall quantity of refunds are down, now the average refund is up 1.9%. After so many headlines to the contrary, I suppose that...

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...

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...

Are DIY Taxes Truly Free For West Michigan TaxPayers?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you probably saw this year's version of the popular tax software maker* touting "free taxes" or some such. Not only was the commercial fairly disturbing (it involves impalement of a person played as a joke), but the...

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...

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…

One Trump Tax Plan Mistake That Ashley Forrest Wants You To Avoid

The internet can be a confusing, anxiety-inducing space.The national news is downright scary (and tragic), and places that used to be the province of baby pictures and goofy status updates are becoming increasingly divided over cultural questions and differences.But...

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 Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It's understandable if things might feel a little bit ... shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its...

Ashley Forrest’s Parents’ Guide For Telling Their Family’s Financial Story

How we are raised around financial matters can impact us for a lifetime.When a close friend or family member loses their home, or their job (or both), it can be frightening on several levels. You begin to wonder if the same could happen to you. And, as you're probably...

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!