If you grow it, cut it, haul it, map it or measure it... you are the client we want
The forest industry is not a well understood business by outsiders. Most people think that it is some combination of Ranger Smith from Yogi the bear and a flannel wearing wood cutter. Before we ever opened a tax and bookkeeping business we worked the landing decks and cutovers of Canada and the United States, so we understand that forestry is an equipment intensive, modern operation. We know the environment, the equipment and the terminology.
Beyond the business forestry has its own quirks when it comes to taxes. Most accountants aren't familiar with these quirks because they don't have forestry clients, but odd twists like "Form T", section 1031 exchanges, timber sale reporting, grants and capital gains all have special treatment when wood or timber related businesses are involved. Having these transactions treated just like any other business can mean tax audit problems and losses of some great tax savings only available when dealing with timber.
Avery, as a field forester when he had more hair
The number of tax preparers that are also foresters is extremely low, with the handful remaining (fewer than 3 in the midwest last time I checked) looking towards retirement. We would like to help fill that gap rather than see forest industry clients have no choice but to struggle with an accountant that may be more familiar with cash registers and restaurants than they are with trailer stakes and veneer logs.
If you'd like to see if we are a good fit for you, we don't charge to learn about your business and if you are interested in seeing if we can provide better service than what you have now, go ahead and reach out here