Company Background

Lake Stevens Tax Service was established in 1981 by Sandy and Gary Estes with just a handful of clients. While the practice has grown over the past thirty-five-plus years the personalized service and commitment to our clients have not changed.

Both Sandy and Gary Estes were Enrolled Agents and truly loved meeting with their clients and provided a service that enabled the business to never advertise. Word of mouth advertising worked well and being able to prepare tax returns for third generation clients is truly rewarding and says lots about the business.

Sandy and Gary had the remarkable ability to remember clients name, jobs, children names, tax return specifics of prior years and to especially remember that the client is why we exist in business. They taught the staff and me lots about taxes over the years and their knowledge and love will always be missed by everyone.

Current Ownership

Juston Masuda, Owner | Lake Stevens Tax ServiceJuston Y. Masuda, CPA brings many years of practical and hands-on experience to Lake Stevens Tax Service. Prior to joining, Juston has worked at regional and local accounting firms servicing a wide range of clients. His tax experience is broad and includes tax planning and compliance with publicly-held and closely-held businesses, estate planning and individual tax preparation. He also brings experience dealing with State and Federal tax disputes. Juston is a graduate of Central Washington University (Bachelor’s degree in Accounting) and a graduate from Golden Gate University (Master’s degree in Taxation).

Juston is in his second decade as a Lake Stevens resident and enjoys coaching and being involved in the community. When Juston is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys mountain climbing and is an active member of the Mountaineers.

Juston is also a member of the Washington State Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPA’s, and is a licensed CPA under the authority of the Washington State Board of Accountancy.